Oven-Baked French Fries

Baking French fries makes them less oily than those cooked using the deep-frying method, but even these French fries are heavy, oily, and fat-increasing, so Kapha should eat less of them.

1 potato per person 1/2 tablespoon butter per person Salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 35oF.

2. Slice the potatoes in long, thin, frenched shapes. Melt the butter and coat the potatoes. Arrange them on baking sheets i or 2 layers thick. Bake for at least 1 hour, turning the potatoes after about 30 minutes. They are done when they turn golden brown. For large amounts (more than 5 potatoes) baking may take longer.

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