It doesn’t sound possible, right? But, this recipe absolutely does the trick at making crispy oil-free roasted potatoes! And, I also added red peppers and onions to the mix. Delish!
Since potatoes are back on the menu, (see this article, "Potatoes: To Eat or Not to Eat") I’m looking for ways to use them without any added fat. I like steaming instead of boiling them since it keeps more of the nutrients in the potato instead of leaching out into the water.
The trick to these oil-free roasted potatoes is to steam them a little so they're a bit cooked. Then, you're going to add a little flour to the pan after you drain them, cover and shake like crazy! Now your potatoes are a should be a little smashed and dusted with flour. This is one of the secrets to making the potatoes crispy.
Now that these bad boys are all coated, they are ready to put back in the oven! If you have a non-stick cookie sheet and use a little non-stick spray or a layer of parchment paper, clean-up should be easy and a sprinkling of salt and black pepper boosts their natural grounding flavor. To make them a little smoky, you can add some sweet or smoky paprika or chipotle seasoning blend.
I love making different kinds of sauces for the potato fries to make it an ultra-comforting snack. A smoky Chipotle aioli using my egg-free mayonnaise and chipotle spices, or adding cilantro lime and garlic for a fresh zing. You can make a simple sugar-free ketchup. Oh, so many options!
These can be eaten on their own, and if you haven’t already devoured them all, these make a wonderful accompaniment to my favorite go-to plant-based burgers like these Black Bean MushroomBurgers, or these Falafel Burgers.
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