I grew up in a small country town in West Virginia. We had to drive a good way to get an order of fries, so the only time I got to feast on a carton of salty, oily fries was when we traveled for vacation.
The day came when I move to the “big city” I mean…..fast food everywhere! Though I ate pretty healthy, I had my fair share.
Throughout the years we eliminated more and more bad food for our diet, and the time came when I had to wean my kids from fast food fries. Did they eat them all the time, no, but I wanted to erase them from their memory.
I made fries for the first time and they were an instant hit! Who wouldn’t like crispy fries with the touch of sea salt and a hint of rosemary?
I think we discount the potato from the healthy list, but they are rich in vitamins, help prevent kidney stones, high in fiber, and reduce inflammation to name a few! Be sure to buy organic potatoes because pesticides in the soil absorb into the flesh making it hard to wash off. It’s worth the little extra money for a good potato, and worth a little of your time to make these!
Sea Salt and Herb French Fries with Quick Honey Mustard
- 3 large potatoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil or refined coconut oil melted
- 1 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary or thyme (or use dried)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt (or more to taste)
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Wash the potatoes and cut in half lengthwise. Then cut each half in slices lengthwise, then into slices to resemble French fries.
- Spread fries over lined cookie sheet.
- In a small bowl mix olive oil and spices. Mix well and pour evenly over fries. Toss so they are evenly coated.
- Bake at 400 for about 20-30 min or until lightly browned.
- 3 Tbsp plain yellow mustard
- 1 Tbsp Local honey (or more to taste)
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 small garlic clove (grated)
- Whisk together mustard and honey
- Stir in black pepper.
- Grate in garlic clove.
- Mix and serve with fries!