You might notice a little green in the photo. Those are green beans. One night, since I had fresh green beans on hand, I decided to throw them in with the potatoes. They turned out awesome. I am always looking for an opportunity to make meals more colorful - especially with green veggies. ;) Unfortunately my daughter wouldn't eat the green beans. She prefers hers raw which is fine with me. Her choice is actually healthier. She'll be getting more enzymes - but that's another post for another day.
Here's the recipe (slightly modified to cut back on the oil):
4-5 baking potatoes
1.5 teaspoons olive oil (the original recipe calls for 2 Tablespoons. I have gradually cut back on the oil and even made these with no oil at all. The texture is slightly more authentic with a bit of oil so it is your choice.)
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika or chili powder
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut potatoes into 1/2" strips. Put oil, lemon juice and seasonings in a food storage bag. Shake cut potatoes in bag with seasonings, then place on lightly-oiled baking sheet (I don't oil my baking sheet.). Bake about 35 minutes, until crisp and lightly browned, turning once during cooking.
Mixing this in a bag is fun and is a good way to get your kids to participate in the kitchen. Just seal the bag well and you can have them "mix" without things falling on the floor. Here's my only issue with this - the waste (expense and environment) of the plastic bag especially if you make these very often. Everything can be mixed in a bowl and works just as well although depending upon the age of your kids and whether you might have them "helping" you in the kitchen, it can be messier. Just wanted to give you both options. As with so many things, it's not until you have more knowledge of the impact of your actions that you can re-evaluate your choices. I have been seeing more lately about the negative implications of all of our trash and am now more conscious of how I can adjust what I am doing to help.
I would challenge you to look at other favorite recipes you have and see if you can cut back on any added oil. Oftentimes you can, without major sacrifice in taste. You may even be able to leave it out totally.
Hope you enjoy the fries! And throw in some green beans - or sliced zucchini. I haven't tried that yet but I think it would be good and I'm sure there are other veggies that would work too. Look in your fridge, get creative and be adventurous. :)