Recipe
Oven Crispy Cheese Fries

Oven Crispy Cheese Fries

These baked fries are a healthier alternative to french fries but every bit as delicious. Try them alongside your next burger.

  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large baking potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), scrubbed
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 teaspoons Baby Bam
  • 8 ounces white Cheddar cheese (1/2 pound), grated (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions (optional)
  • Gravy (optional)

Directions

  • Position rack in center of oven and preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Grease a large nonstick baking sheet with the vegetable oil.
  • Pat the potatoes dry and slice lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick slices.
  • Turn each slice flat and slice again lengthwise into even fries, 1/2-inch thick.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the egg white until very light and foamy.
  • Add the potatoes to the egg white and toss to coat evenly. Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon.
  • Spread the coated potatoes on the prepared baking sheet, so the fries are not touching one another. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Using oven mitts or pot holders, remove the baking sheet from the oven. Sprinkle the potatoes with half the Baby Bam. With a metal spatula, scrape the potatoes from the baking sheet and flip them over. Sprinkle with the remaining teaspoon of Baby Bam.
  • With oven mitts or pot holders, return the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.
  • Using oven mitts or pot holders, remove the baking sheet from the oven and sprinkle the potatoes with the cheese.
  • With oven mitts or pot holders, return the baking sheet to the oven until the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.
  • Using oven mitts or pot holders, remove the baking sheet from the oven and sprinkle the potatoes with the scallions (optional). Carefully transfer the potatoes with the spatula to a large serving plate or individual plates.
  • Serve immediately, with gravy, if desired.