Everyone loves French fries. However, it is the kids, who are thrilled to eat French fries all day long. However, the fries that are available in fast food outlets are not very healthy, as they contain a lot of unsaturated fat and sodium. So, it is best to make fries as home. However, then you may face another problem with your kids complaining that these fries are not as delicious as the ones available at the local fast food outlet. You can get your kids to eat the healthy fries by being a little creative.
Making colored French fries is not that difficult, as most people have all the necessary ingredients at home. Also, this dish is great for a kid’s party when all kids want to do is gorge themselves on junk food.
Wash six russet potatoes and dry them well using kitchen towel. Peel the potatoes and then cut them into 1/2-inch sticks. This width ensures that the fries cook faster.
Squeeze fresh lemons to get about half a cup of fresh lemon juice. Add the food coloring of your choice into the lemon juice. About 2 tablespoons of the coloring should suffice. Mix the lemon juice well to ensure that the coloring dissolves completely.
Transfer the colored lemon juice into a large container and place the cut potato slices into it. Place the slices in a single layer and ensure that all of them are covered with the lemon juice. Allow the potatoes to stand for about three hours. Thereafter, place the slices on some paper towels to get dry. While you are getting the potatoes ready, preheat the oven to about 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
You will be baking the French fries to give your kids a healthier treat. Now prepare the roasting pan by spraying with some non-stick spray. Check whether the colored potato slices are dry. Toss the dried potato slices in some olive oil and add salt to taste.
Place a single layer of the slices onto the roasting pan. Do not place a second layer, as the bottom one will not cook. Place the tray into the preheated oven for around 30 minutes. Make sure to turn over the fries after 15 minutes to ensure that the other side also gets cooked. Allow the fries to cool a bit before serving them.
Serve the colored French fries to your kids and watch them looking amazed and delighted. You can be certain that after making this dish, your kids will always ask you these French fries at home constantly; and most probably you will not mind if your kids enjoyed themselves.