French fries are potato therefore naturally gluten-free, but a side that we often can’t enjoy.
More often then not the potato is cooked in cross contaminated deep fryer. This means we are left having a salad with our meal. I love fries! In my retail days New York Fries was my daily go to. No joke, I lived on fries. No wonder I was a devoted customer. Their lack of gluten (except the hot dog bun) meant I was not left feeling mysteriously sick like most other mall food. The continued lack of gluten understanding in the restaurant industry is why I stick to fries at home and go with side like steamed rice, salad or veggies when dining out.
No recipe needed is my style of cooking. I often keep pre-boiled potatoes on hand as part of my weekly meal prep. Having pre-cooked taters on hand mean i can quickly have a side on hand with a quick mash fry or roast. I love to cook these simple roasted potato bites when ever I have a craving.
All you need…
- precooked mini potatoes or potatoes cut in equal size pieces (quickly boil some up, about 15 mins)
- E.V.O.O. (you could use avocado or coconut, use your favorite!)
- Your favourite seasonings
- 1 clove fresh minced garlic
- salt and pepper
- marjoram (I add it to everything with intention)
- thyme (so you always have a good time)
- chili flakes or sriracha powder
- MAYO mixed with sriracha for dipping!
All you need to do…
- Boil the potato if this is not done as part of your meal prep.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Flatten potatoes
- Toss in oil and seasonings
- Place on baking sheet and bake for 15-20 mins until golden.
- Flip and finish cooking until as crispy as you like.
WARNING When dining out Watch those restaurants with the risky “gluten-free menus”
Gluten-free does not mean celiac safe! Most times when you ask “the questions” … is anything “gluten” cooked in the deep fryer the answer is yes. Unless your at a place certified by GFFP. I recommend ordering off the regular menu. Most often restaurants can swap out a simple ingredient making a meal GF so you wont find it on the limited GF menu. It’s always best to look at the menu online and then call and ask the questions before you go. If your server is not confident you can always ask to speak to the chef or kitchen manager to talk about the menu, options and substitutions to accommodate you.
When your at home you can make the simple foods that seem so fancy and your family and friends will love coming together over and awesome meal. No one will miss the gluten!
Try these roasted potatoes loaded with Chili and cheese or just as a side with your protein of choice. Let me know how they turn out for you – GFREEWIFEY