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Spicy fries make a nice treat.

These fries are quite simple to make, and certainly a healthier choice than the alternative, using only a few ingredients and giving you full control of the salt shaker.

The quantities that I’ve listed for the spices are approximate. Use however much you like. Remember, though, that the time in the oven will dull the spices, so don’t be too alarmed if you think you’re using a bit too much spice.

Time to Make: 40 minutes: 5-10 minutes prep, about 30 minutes in the oven

Serves: 1, as written, adjust as needed

Ingredients:

  • 1 large potato – 200 g (7.5 oz)
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • pinch each of cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley

What to Do:

  1. Slice the potato into long, thin strips. If you like, cut wedges, but remember that those will take longer to cook.
  2. Toss the slices in oil. Make sure they’re evenly coated, so that the spices stick and they brown evenly.
  3. Season the fries. The exact quantities of each are up to you. I like the chili powder being the prominent spice, though they would be good with a strong garlic flavour, as well.
  4. Arrange the fries in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 F (200 C) for about half an hour. Halfway through the cooking time, turn all of the fries over.
  5. Salt, and enjoy!
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