Pad Thai Inspired Baked French Fries

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I have a total obsession for French fries. No matter how hard I resist them I just cannot stay away; they always make me weak in my knees. Darn I hate it! I need them when I am happy and of course when I am not happy and everything in between. There is absolutely no control of any kind here. This cycle is a delicious cruelty.

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Anyways, as I know my obsession was not going anywhere and I cannot live without fries, so I decided to make a healthier version for my sin; my very own “Pad Thai Inspired Baked French Fries”… Sounds good right!

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OK, I totally know oven-baked fries are not the real-deal and they just don’t have that oil kissed goodness that you love. But you have to agree that they are good for you and trust me they taste good too. These babies here taste wonderful, the Thai style seasoning adds delicious layer of texture to the fries. I love adding chopped peanuts, scallion and cilantro in here too but you can play around and make it the way you like. Also I like using both potatoes and sweet potatoes, again feel free to make it your way

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So give these, “Pad Thai Inspired French Fries” a try next time you want to have some French Fries.

Pad Thai Inspired Baked French Fries

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Seasoning-
  • 1-tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of Asian fish sauce
  • 1-tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest
  • Topping-
  • ½ cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 scallions, chopped.
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.
  • Lime wedges to be served on side.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and line a large or 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Rinse the peeled potatoes and sweet potatoes and cut them lengthwise into 1/4 to 3/8-inch wide strips.
  3. Soak the cut strips in cold water for 10-15 minutes (this helps in removing the excess starch). Drain the potatoes and dry them thoroughly using a kitchen towel/paper towel. Make sure the potatoes strips are thoroughly dry; we don’t want any excess moisture.
  4. In a bowl toss the potato strips with oil. Make sure all the strips get evenly coated. Spread the strips in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 40-45 minutes, turning them 3-4 times during baking.
  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the seasoning mixture. Toss the potatoes well to nicely coat the seasoning on all the strips and return them to the oven for just a few more minutes to get everything nice and warm. (3-4 minutes)
  6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the toppings and give it a quick toss. Check for seasoning and serve immediately.

Notes

You can use only potatoes or sweet potatoes instead of both together if you want. Also you can adjust the heat as per your choice.

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{ 25 comments… add one }

  • Rosa February 12, 2013, 6:11 pm

    That is something I make regularly! This version is wonderful. What amazing flavors.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  • Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) February 12, 2013, 6:33 pm

    Pretty fries and I love the flavor combo!

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  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 12, 2013, 7:27 pm

    These look so tasty, I love the Thai flavors!

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  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com February 12, 2013, 10:28 pm

    A great imagination you have, using thai flavor here. Mmmm :D

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  • kankana February 13, 2013, 1:08 am

    I love Asian flavors and I think this isa fantastic flavor profile for french fries. Will give this a try!

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  • mjskit February 13, 2013, 2:21 am

    Oh these look absolutely delicious! Love the seasoning and the pictures – gorgeous!

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  • ashley - baker by nature February 13, 2013, 3:12 am

    What gorgeous french fries! I’m definitely inspired to make these soon.

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  • Nash at Plateful February 13, 2013, 6:14 am

    Looks fab!! Love your photos too — pinning :)

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  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 13, 2013, 7:47 am

    What a fabulous fusion dish Reem! And I am the same about French Fries. Sometimes, I can’t get enough of them :P

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  • Sissi February 13, 2013, 1:47 pm

    What a creative, unusual idea! I also love French fries… who doesn’t? I also try baking them at home to reduce the damages ;-) I must remember your wonderful fusion idea next time. Thank you, Reem!

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  • Nik@ABrownTable February 13, 2013, 4:21 pm

    I really like this pad thai inspired French fries recipe. I am going to try this soon, you have some amazing photographs that make me very hungry!

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  • Arthur in the Garden! February 13, 2013, 7:20 pm

    Wonderful!

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  • yummychunklet February 13, 2013, 8:50 pm

    What a great twist on French fries!

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  • Lokness @ The Missing Lokness February 14, 2013, 2:10 am

    Oh my dear! I don’t think I can resist these french fries. Very unique flavors. I can’t wait to try these out.

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  • peachy @ The Peach Kitchen February 14, 2013, 3:48 am

    Those look like my kind of fries!

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  • Lail | With A Spin February 14, 2013, 5:21 am

    What an original combination! I love pad Thai, so these fries must have tasted yummilicious.

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  • Raymund February 14, 2013, 7:45 pm

    This one of the best and simple east meets west flavour combination. Well done

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  • Juliana February 14, 2013, 11:52 pm

    Very creative Reem…I am sure that they taste delicious…
    Hope you are having a fun week:)

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  • lisaiscooking February 15, 2013, 3:36 pm

    These flavor sound great with oven fries! I love the mix of russet potatoes and sweet potatoes.

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  • CCU February 15, 2013, 8:52 pm

    This looks so flavoursome and delicious my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious February 17, 2013, 3:53 pm

    Love the flavors in this! And it’s healthy? You’re a genius! I definitely have to make this for Jason – he is a fry fanatic!

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    • Reem February 17, 2013, 11:17 pm

      @Chung-Ah,

      Thanks Dear!
      xoxo
      Reem.

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  • Cassie | Bake Your Day February 19, 2013, 12:12 am

    Holy cow, I love this! We just had pad Thai this weekend, my husband loves it. These sound amazing. French fries are my food weakness!

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    • Reem February 19, 2013, 2:15 am

      @Cassie,

      I know French fries are my food weakness too!! ;)

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  • Nami | Just One Cookbook February 20, 2013, 6:53 am

    I’ve seen unique french fries recipe before but not Pad Thai! As a fan of Pad Thai AND french fries… I think I’ll have a huge bowl of french fries. VERY, VERY dangerous and I need a friend to eat a bowl of these french fries with me! ;)

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