This term I added a lab component to our discussion on “healthy” fast food. Students made oven baked fries and compared them to fast food fries according to taste, time, nutrition, and cost.
I don’t use a recipe for this because it’s so easy. But here goes:
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Measure a teaspoon of oil per student onto a baking sheet.
- Scrub and cut one potato per student into 1/2″ sticks.
- Rinse and dry potatoes.
- Toss potatoes with oil.
- Add seasonings. Students may use whatever they like but are limited to 1/4 t total on salt and salt products like Lawry’s.
- Toss again.
- Bake for 25 minutes until tender, turning once.
The students loved the “fries” and many students made them over the weekend.
Just for fun, you can fold your own takeout container as well: