Weight Watchers, Fat-Free Recipe for Home-Made French Fries

Fat-Free French Fries

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Baked French Fries

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Home-Made Fat-Free French Fries


I am a lifetime member of 'Weight Watchers' maintenance program. Although I don't always follow it to the T-Healthier food choices have become a part of me. Eating healthier does not have to mean less taste. This is one of many favorite recipes I used when I was learning the program. I never make french fries with oil anymore and this healthier cooking method makes better french fries. Who knew a fat-free recipe could be better than the old stand by made with oil. Enjoy, and I hope this becomes your standard recipe for fries too.


Cook Time

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
  • Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients for Baked French Fries

  • 4-5 Potatoes, Red or White
  • Lawry's Season Salt
  • Pam Cooking Spray
  • Ketchup, Optional
  • Malt Vinegar, Optional
  • Table Salt (to taste)

Instructions for Baked French Fries

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cut potatoes into long slices; about 1/2" thick.
  3. Arrange cut potatoes on baking sheet that has been sprayed with oil or cooking spray in a single layer. Salt uncooked fries with table salt or Lawry's salt.
  4. Cook for 30 minutes at 325 degree's, then increase temperature to 400 degree's and cook another 30 minutes.
  5. You may turn the fries periodically to make sure they brown evenly. (I have done it both ways; even when I don't turn them, they turn out great anyway!).
  6. While fries are hot, add more salt. (Table salt or Lawry's salt).
  7. Options: Some choose to dip French Fries in ketchup while others enjoy drizzling them with malt vinegar.

Before and After Photo's of Baked French Fries

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CYBERSUPE 6 years ago from MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.

You have a winner here. Your recipe will be in my kitchen ASAP. My wife will be pleased as well.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Glad you liked it. I just finished eating those fries and nummy. I am a life-time weight watchers gal and this is one of my favorites.


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Youngcurves19 6 years ago from Hawaii

WOW this is awesome thanks soooo much


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi youngcurves-I started making these fries when I joined weight watchers. They are so good that you can't believe they are non-fat. You can figure out great recipes that taste as good as fattening foods. I have learned many great tips on low-fat nummy foods. I guess I should hub some of them. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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vrajavala 6 years ago from Port St. Lucie

the fries do stick a bit to the baking sheet. Any ideas?


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi vrajavala-You probably didn't spray enough pam cooking spray on the pan. I am always sure to be generous when I am spraying the pan. So glad you tried them but sorry you had the sticking problem. It helps too if you use the tephlon baking/cooking sheet. You don't have to but you definitely wont get any sticking.


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

Fat free french fries may be the world's most perfect food.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

I am not kidding when I say these are way better than fries with fat. Your timing is amazing as I made these fries tonite with dinner. Thanks for stopping.


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Heart Felt Book 6 years ago from New York, NY

You know I will try this tonight and let you know how I did. I never had Fries From the oven....?? Thanks I love to cook lol..plus I am needing to eat healthy now but I need to gain the weight lol...Thanks


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Heart Felt Book-Cool, let me know what you think. They are my absolute favorite fries and their not full of fat. My family loves them. OMG, I have never had to gain weight, even when I was sick. I would happily hand over my metablolism. Hee Hee-Thx for coming by:)


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tammyfrost 6 years ago from Oregon

This hub sounds great. I will try the healthy french fries sometime. Thanks for following me and I am happy to follow you back.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi tammy-These are really good. Thanks for stopping by:)


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Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

Have bookmarked this hub. I'm a ww member and missed this one. Thanks.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Denise-You cant believe how good these fries are. I like them better than ones with olive oil. My sister and niece and nephew love my fries. Glad you bookmarked them.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago

Minnetonka Twin, Yummy & Healthy! These really are Great! They are great with onions as well! Peace & Blessings!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Never thought of onions. Do you sauté them??


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schoolmarm 5 years ago from Florida

This is like a dream come true!!! Fat free fries - Wow! I will be making these for dinner tonight - no doubt :)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks for coming by my hub schoolmarm-These are my favorite fries and I got the recipe as a Weight Watcher. They are better than junk food fries. Have a nummy dinner:)


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

I have bookmarked this.... Now I want fries....


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi there Mrs. J.B.-I'm actually making them today for lunch for my nephew and I. YOU will love these and they are the healthiest way to cook them.


tamanna 5 years ago

how much points is in these french fry?


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

tamanna-It depends on how many fries you have but I usually make the fries out of two large sized potatoes and cut them. Two potatoes (large) or 5" is 6 points. 1 large red or white potato is 3 points. Good luck, I love this program! :)


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powerofknowledge1 5 years ago

Wow! I love French Fries. I will try these today


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Get ready-Your gonna love these fries and you can't believe how their better than the greasy ones.


stessily 4 years ago

MT, Such an easy, tantalizing variation on those greasy fries!

I appreciate the mention of drizzling with either ketchup or vinegar. I drizzle both!

Thanks for sharing.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Stessily, nice to see you this weekend. I love these fries and I actually always make them this way even when I'm not doing the weight watchers plan. They are way better than ones you douse with olive oil or other oils. So many good habits I got into was because of weight watchers and trying healthier ways. Healthier doesn't have to mean less tasty. Have a great weekend :-


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I am so glad I came across your hub on these yummy fat-free fries. I am definitely trying these. I have lost weight over the past two years by cutting out french fries (among other things) and this will give me an opportunity to indulge on occasion. You have my vote up!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi teaches and thanks for checking out my healthy but nummy recipe for fries. French Fries don't have to be made with oil. Let me know what you think when you try them.


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SweetiePie 3 years ago from Southern California, USA

Oven baked potatoes are a great alternative to french fries. Thanks for sharing!


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

Your very welcome~I make these all the time and their much better than fatty ones.

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