I buy purple potatoes frequently. (1) Because they are delicious, (2) because they are healthier, and (3) because they are more fun than regular white or red potatoes. When I was watching a cooking show the other day with my husband, one of the cooks used purple potatoes and they explained the health benefits and now my husband feels savvy in why I use them too. When I made these purple potato french fries he says to me “You know these are healthier than those starchy white potatoes.” I stated that yes I knew that and then laughed. At least all this crazy veganism is teaching him something too (other than how to avoid veggie based dinners by eating cereal and going to Taco Bell when I am not looking). With that, I want to introduce you to the tastiest french fries I have ever made and probably would never have made had I not been vegan. They are easy and better than Ore-Ida from the frozen bags and better than plain old baked white ones that I made as a kid. Enjoy!
Purple Potato Fries
- (1) Bag of Organic Purple Potatoes (24oz is about right)
- 1-2 tablespoons of Olive Oil (1 is usually enough but use a little more so they get crispy and then drain them)
- 1 tbsp or more Kosher Salt
Preheat Oven to 400 degrees.
Take each round potato and slice off two sides so that they are lying down flat with a flat top.
Then slice into 6 sticks by cutting another horizontal line to make two flat rounds stacked on top of each other and then three slices across to make 6 sticks (3 on each of the 2 layers).
There is no need to peel the potato. You can however place them in a bowl of cold water to soak if you want.
Do this to all potatoes. Toss with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
Place on cookie sheet and into preheated oven for at least 20-25minutes. You will see them brown, sizzle and crisp.
Remove when done and place on paper towels to drain.
I add a touch more salt while they are still damp with oil and then serve!
They are sweet and nutty and so so so good. You will love them, I promise!
WW Points for 4 Servings: 5 pts
WW Points for 6 servings: 3 pts
Food is Love.
The Hippie Gypsy.