Freedom Fries were inspired from Food Network Magazine’s tip on Faking your Fries! Guilt-free fries, baked not fried, and dipped in egg whites and whisked with herbs or spices. The egg whites dry out in the oven and make the fries extra crisp, without excess oil.
A tip every French Fry-aholic needs!
I did a little experimenting, just in time for Hot Dog and Burger Season and the July 4th holiday!
One egg white per two medium potatoes seems to be a good ratio. Whisk the egg whites until frothy and add your seasoning. I used our favorite Garlic Pepper Seasoning Blend, a combination of sea salt, pepper, garlic, sugar and other spices.
In doing my French Fry research : ) I also read a tip to soak your cut fries in ice water for 30 minutes to 2 hours prior to baking, to rid some of the excess starch from the potatoes that causes overbrowning. I soaked them 2 hours.
Rinse your potatoes after soaking and pat dry with a towel before dunking them in your seasoned egg white mixture.
Spread your fries out on your baking sheet so they aren’t touching and they bake, instead of steam, for crispy fries. I lined my baking sheet with parchment for easier clean up. You can add some additional seasoning to your egg white-dipped fries if desired before baking them in the oven.
Bake at 425 degrees F, turning once or twice. Spritz fries with olive oil or canola cooking spray and add additional seasoning if needed when turning.