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[download] Fresh Fries

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My 2-year-old loves the greasy french fries she gets out with daddy in restaurants, and I’m totally at peace with it. HOWEVER, for home, I thought it would be fun to make her fries that were fresh and actually pretty healthy. She LOVES THESE!! Just a few ingredients, simple recipe, and seriously delish!

By the way, Fresh Fries are: vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, (optionally) raw, oil-free, low sodium, portable, fast, and easy.

YIELD: 8 appetizer servings
EQUIPMENT: Cooking pot, Chef’s knife, Measuring spoon
TIME: 30 minutes or less

INGREDIENTS (TO COOK)
6 medium potatoes
1/8 medium pumpkin
1/8 teaspoon natural salt

INGREDIENTS (ADD AFTER COOKING)
1/2 lime, juiced
1 hass avocado, diced
natural salt, to taste

OPTIONAL GARNISH
sweet paprika or chili powder

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Set 2 liters of water to boil. While you’re waiting for the water to heat up, cut the pumpkin and potatoes into fry-shaped slices. You’ll end up with about 8 cups of fry-shaped slices. Keep the potatoes and pumpkin separated. [Note: See the back of the recipe card if you’d like some guidance on slicing!]

2. When the water is boiling, add 1/8 teaspoon salt and the potato slices. After 5 minutes, add the pumpkin slices and cook for another 7-10 minutes. Be careful not to over-cook, or you’ll end up better off eating mashed potatoes instead of fresh fries!

3. Drain the water. Either keep covered and allow to cool OR add just enough ice to bring the temperature down so that it’s warm not hot, then drain again.

4. Add the cubes of avocado, lime juice, and additional salt as desired, and serve warm or cold.

5. Optional: Sprinkle paprika or chili powder for garnish.

[Click here for the full recipe including a downloadable recipe card, complete with shopping list and extra tips + health benefits. And the raw option! :-)]

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