This is probably because of all the fatty ways in which we prepare potatoes!! Potatoes do have many important nutrients. I will write another post on that… this post is about how we can enjoy this delicious vegetable.
Yes, it is true that potatoes are very starchy and one way to counteract it is to rinse and soak it in cold water and throw away that water. Also, make sure that you have keep the skin on your potatoes to ensure that you retain most of its beneficial nutrients.
Now that you know this little tidbit about French Fries history trivia- let’s see how we can enjoy it and make some special flavorful versions of this tasty side dish (sometimes main dish, like in my case- just sometimes, I promise!!)
I invested in an Air Fryer- for those of you who are not sure about how an air fryer works, you can check out my article about it, titled- Air Fryer- great way to occasionally indulge in deep fried foods!!
But bottom line is that this machine utilizes just a tablespoon or so of oil to ‘deep fry’ and make a pound of French fries.
Then considering I love my Indian masalas, I have made these fries (photographed here) with Garam Masala, by sprinkling some over the half-cooked potatoes, after around the half-cooked mark!
I have also made these with other flavors from around the world- Ras al Hanout (also written as Ras el Hanout) spice mix from Morocco is my favorite after Indian Masala French Fries.
Try out this variation or anything else that you fancy- after all it is true that food is about healthy eating and providing our body with good nutrition, but it is also true that it is important to feed our soul with food that truly brings us joy- in this regard, there are no hard and fast rules about hey, you cannot use Indian masalas on French Fries or sprinkle some Ras al Hanout on your Belgian waffle. If you like it and it is not detrimental to your health and you do not overdo it, then a little indulgence should help to not just feed your body about also feed and uplift your soul.
Maybe this is where the word- soul food originally came from?? I need to now research that word origin. Will let you know my findings in another post…
Quick Healthy Eats
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