Nutrition and DietHow to Make Lighter French Fries

How to Make Lighter French Fries

Simple tips and tricks to make French fries much lighter and healthier at home, preventing them from absorbing a lot of fat and providing more saturated fat.

We can differentiate, from a nutritional point of view, packaged potato chips (understood as salty snacks type snack) with which we can make at home fried in a little oil. It is true that those that we make at home are also little recommended for their nutritional contribution and content of both fat and calories, but at least they do not provide excess saturated fats as they do with packaged ones.

In fact, a serving of packaged potato chips provide between 10 and 11 grams of fat, of which 3 grams correspond to saturated fats, much less healthy than unsaturated fats.  These values ​​represent a contribution of 15% of the recommended daily value for a 2,000 calorie diet.

Therefore, the risks of regular and excessive consumption of packaged potato chips and other snacks and snacks are obvious: they represent serious health risks, since they contribute to the formation of plaques in the arteries, increasing the risk of suffering an accident. Cerebrovascular accident or a heart attack. In addition, they can influence the appearance of obesity and diabetes.

In the case of homemade French fries, they tend to be somewhat healthier, although it is true that it is not an optimal way of cooking, since it is better to cook them with a little water. However, there are tips when it comes to making the fries much lighter.

In the first place, it is best to always fry them with extra virgin olive oil, a variety of oil popular in the Mediterranean diet, much healthier.

On the other hand, the key is to avoid or reduce the frying of the potatoes absorbing too much oil. The key? Immerse them before frying them in very cold water and dry they well, thereby making the oil jump. Once we have removed them from the oil, do not forget to drain the fat with the help of a kitchen paper.

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