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More Uses for Cooking Spray

– Posted in: Cooking Tips

Are you tired of hearing baking your french fries is healthier, but your family looks at you like you have purple hair because the fries are dry and just don’t look appetizing. Well, get out your cooking spray, (Yes, the same one that you use to spray the bottom of your pans.) and get ready to spray those fries.

If you’re using frozen fries, spray the pan, add the fries as usual, but now spray the tops of those fries. This makes them brown up, crisp up on the outside, but not dry looking. In fact, they will have the same look as if you dumped them into a vat of hot oil.

If you’re brave, and are using fresh potatoes. peal them, slice them up into fries, then zap them for a few minutes in the microwave. That’s just to get them started. Next, spray your oven pan with the cooking spray, place the fries onto the pan in a single layer, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper…And spray them. When you turn them over, lightly spray them again. This process will make your french fries crispier and golden.

Fresh potatoes will have a little more moisture in them, that’s why they usually turn out limp. Zapping them in the microwave first helps to remove some of the moisture. Since the fries have been cooked part way, you can use a higher temperature during the oven time to get them golden brown on the outside and cooked thoroughly on the inside.

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