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An alternative to french fries...

Updated on January 24, 2012
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Well by now you must have figured out I watch the foodnetwork.com shows plus the fact I like to cook. Cooking for one was really difficult for me to adjust to. After so many years with children, then with a man I loved with my heart and soul for 33 years, left me for a younger woman. Suddenly I had to change my eating habits and my cooking.


I eat healthy food , all organic, lot's of greens, fruits, vegies and seeds, but I love meat, chicken and fish. Anyway I saw another cool recipe for potato's. You may want to use them in the morning for breakfast, for lunch with a burger as well at dinner. You can also make a salad with these.


OK... OK... I know just give us the recipe.

You need small potato's, white ,red, or the new purple. I found a bag of them mixed so that made it really easy.:O)


Boil Potato's

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Boil the potato's in a pot. (I always boil extra so I have them on the ready anytime I want some)

Cooling

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A... Drain them well and allow to cool a bit, but you need to have them sorta warm.


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B... Place how ever many you want to eat on a cutting board, or the counter and gently press each one with the palm of your hand so they give and are split on the ends. (see photo)

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C... Heat your pan up with whatever oil you like.



( have found a new oil, Coconut oil, cooks at a high temp., has no bad stuff in it , however, if you use too much it will change the flavor of what you are cooking, but sometimes it is a good thing, like with shrimp...:O))

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D... Place your potato's in the pan ( I add some sea salt ) and pepper.

Let's eat

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E... Cook till you think you should turn them over and brown the other side. The crispier you want them the longer you fry them. They will be nice and brown, ready to plate and enjoy.

Ketchup, any sauce you like goes good with them, just like a french fry, just a bit different. I hope you try them and enjoy them...


New things are always fun ! ! !


Bon Appetite..:O) Hugs G-Ma

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    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      ripplemaker ...Thanks again my dear lady...these are so easy and so tasty...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Oh this looks yummy G-Ma...thanks for the recipe! I will now have to take time to browse through your other recipe hubs! :)

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      teaches12345..Hi again...yes these ae also addicting...LOL I make extra and just keep in the frig, then you just heat up a pan and there ya go...Breakfast, lunch or dinner. My dog loves them too...:O) Huga G-Ma and thanks for the comment

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I just picked up some coconut oil today and am so glad I read your hub. We have switched to eating healthy, organic foods over the past two years and are seeing good results. This is way better than french fries that cause hardening of arteries.

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Wesman Todd Shaw...Thanks...yes sweet spuds will be good too no reason not to try that...and thanks for liking my set-up. I tried hard. So let me know if you try them...Hugs :o) G-Ma

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      YAY FOR ALTERNATIVES TO FRIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      You really put together a good looking hub on this subject! The pictures make it a much more visually appealing hub than a lot of the recipe hubs I see.

      I also like them sweet tater fries!

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Gloshei .. LOL well let's hope you are still here so you can try them...I keep some in my frig ready to use most of the time...I really like them with breakfast...:O) Hugs G-Ma and Thanks for commenting

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      Gloria 

      6 years ago from France

      OMG I think I have died and gone to heaven!! they sound great and must be bookmarked.

      Thanks for sharing.

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Hawkesdream ..Also a big 'Thank You' to you...and yes you could use any oil combo for a different flavor...I love messing with recipes...LOL :O) Hugs G-Ma

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      stephhicks68...Thanks my dear for commenting and using the small ones is the real secret. Though you could use bigger ones also...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Hawkesdream 

      6 years ago from Cornwall

      These are great alternatives, G-Ma. Like the coconut oil too, garlic oil might work also. Thanks for this new idea.

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Delicious! My kids love potato dishes and I am against french fries, so this recipe will be a perfect addition to family meals. Looks very easy and I love all your step-by-step photos. All the best, Steph

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Moon Daisy..Ha Ha sometimes you just never know what you will find when you turn on that computer...Glad you did Thanks again...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Moon Daisy 

      6 years ago from London

      Yes, I was at my computer at the right time! And they looked so good I had to comment right away. :)

      Might try them for breakfast one morning too...

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Debby Bruck...Thanks for commenting and yes I love using coconut oil...I just had these for breakfast today yummm.:O) Hugs G-Ma

      alekhouse ...Thanks to you too alekouse for commenting and I do hope you try them...easy ,after you boil a bunch, then they are ready whenever you are...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Nancy Hinchliff 

      6 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Wow, G-Ma, these look great. I've gotta try them.

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      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Hello Ma ~ I immediately thought of hashbrowns on reading this recipe. Looks great and I appreciate the use of coconut oil. Blessings, Debby

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      ooops

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      VioletSun ..I think you will enjoy them...Thanks for commenting my dear...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      VioletSun 

      6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      This looks yummy! Liked the photos you used, makes it easy to follow and visualize. Will try them!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      bruzzbuzz...well thanks for commenting and the UP vote...very nice...Do try them I believe you will like them...:O) Hugs G-Ma

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      WillStarr..Ha Ha deep fry them? well then they would be BIG fries...

      and I also have seen just about every show Guy does 2-3 times...but I learn something every time.

      Actually this idea was sparked by Paula...Hope you try them and Thanks for commenting...:O) Hugs G-Ma

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Just Ask Susan . Thanks for commenting..they are also good instead of hashbrowns...enjoy...:O) hugs G-Ma

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      bruzzbuzz 

      6 years ago from Texas , USA

      This really looks like a good alternative to french fries and I think I will give it a try. Voting this hub up.

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      WillStarr 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      BTW, my favorite show is Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives! I love it!

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      WillStarr 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Wow! What a great Idea! I'll try it.

      (Maybe I'll use the deep fryer!)

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These look really good and much healthier than french fries. I will try them soon.

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Moon Daisy ..Wow that was quick...they are good and so easy and not greasy...Hope you like them and Thanks for commenting...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Moon Daisy 

      6 years ago from London

      They look really delicious! Going to try them.. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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