Oven Baked Fries “Fast Food” Lab

December 8, 2014 No Comments


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:


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I’m Kayla Pins – Health and Family and Consumer Sciences teacher to high school students in rural Iowa. Welcome to my online home where I share lesson plans, activities, and inspiration with fellow teachers.


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