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Tiger Fries

by Kristine Napier, MPH

Servings: 4 (¾ Cup Per Serving)
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size ¾ Cup
    
Amount per serving
Calories 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 
 Saturated Fat 1g 
Cholesterol 0mg 
Sodium 590mg 
Total Carbohydrate 23g 
 Dietary Fiber 2g 
Protein 2g 
 

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Sliced red potatoes from Idaho tossed with sweet potato strips yield a dish that's as pretty as it is great tasting. It's also kid-pleasing! 

Ingredients

vegetable oil cooking spray
1 large sweet potato (about ½ pound), peeled
2 to 3 red potatoes (about ½ pound), scrubbed with peel on
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Spray a large baking sheet with the cooking spray.
  3. Slice the potatoes very thinly (use a food processor if you have one).
  4. Place the potatoes in a bowl; add the oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
  5. Transfer the potatoes to a baking sheet. Spread them out in a single layer.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes; turn the potatoes over. Bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are slightly crisp and golden brown.

Cooking Tip

Nutrition Nugget: Scrub the sweet potatoes and slice with the skin on. It's edible and adds fiber.

Substitution: Substitute an equal weight of an Idaho or a Russet potato for the red ones; scrub well and follow the recipe. 

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About the author:

Kristine M Napier MPH

Kristine Napier, MPH

Contributor to "Cooking Healthy Across America" by American Dietetic Association and Food and Culinary Professionals, a Dietetic Practice Group of ADA. John Wiley and Sons, 2005.

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