Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Skinny Texas Cheese Fries

What would you say if I told you you could have cheese fries for 259 calories!  Yes that's not a typo, 259 calories!  Usually when I see the skinny in a recipe title, I think it might be decent, but in no way as good as a full-fat version.  This recipe proved me so wrong.  It was so flavorful and full of gooey cheesiness that I was hooked.  Not to mention, with only two potatoes it made a ton for just two people that we didn't even finish them all.  You probably have the majority of the spices already so with just a couple items, this dish can be yours.  You should also check out more of the recipes on SkinnyTaste, I know I am going to!  Enjoy!

Skinny Texas Cheese Fries

2 medium potatoes, washed and dried, skin on
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cumin
corse salt and fresh cracked pepper
1 slice center cut bacon, cooked and finely chopped
1/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 Tablespoons green onion, diced
1 Tablespoon jalapeños

Optional (additional calories)
Sour Cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Prepare your baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.

Cut the potatoes into 1/4 inch pieces lengthwise, then again into 1/4 inch fries. 

In a large bowl or large plastic bag, place the potatoes and oil.  Then add all of the seasonings, tossing well to coat evenly.

Place the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake approximately 25 minutes, or until crisp, turning once halfway through

Remove from oven and place on one large or two smaller oven-safe dishes and top with the cheese and bacon.  Return to the oven about 2 minutes or until the cheese melts.  Top with jalapeños and green onions.  Serve with dip of your choice if desired.   

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