Do you love fries? Well, then you would love a Fry Board. They are the perfect way to entertain guests and easy enough to prepare as a host. All you need is a large chopping board, two types of potatoes or more, and a variety of dips with herbs to garnish (optional). In this post, I’ll teach you tips and tricks on mastering your Fry Board. But before I teach you How to Make a Fry Board, here are some cool nutrition facts about potatoes!
Nutrition Facts about Potatoes
Potatoes are often deemed a villain in the food world because they’re “carb” heavy. Carbs are essential to proper nutrition and let me tell you it is completely fine to have white potatoes in your diet. In fact, potatoes when cooled down form a resistant starch which acts like a fiber. Fiber is necessary for healthy digestion. Also potatoes are actually very high in nutrition. “Cooked potatoes with skin are a good source of many vitamins and minerals, such as potassium and vitamin C.”
“Potatoes are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, including potassium, folate, and vitamins C and B6.
- Potassium. The predominant mineral in potatoes, potassium is concentrated in the skin and may benefit heart health (16, 17Trusted Source).
- Vitamin C. The main vitamin found in potatoes, vitamin C is significantly reduced with cooking — but leaving the skin on appears to reduce this loss (16).
- Folate. Concentrated in the peel, folate is mostly found in potatoes with colored flesh (18Trusted Source).
- Vitamin B6. A class of B vitamins involved in red blood cell formation, B6 is found in most foods. Deficiency is rare.”
So I hope you with this information, you view on potatoes is a more positive one.
Tips & Tricks
- Choose a variety of colourful potatoes that are meant for roasting or baking, such as yellow russet potatoes, orange and purple sweet potatoes.
- Cut them into different shapes and sizes, such as thick cut fries, thin fries, taters, medallions, wedges.
- Place similar sized “fries” on the same baking sheet in order not to over cook them in case you need to remove it from the oven
- Have a variety of dips. People love being able to choose their dips as not everyone is a ketchup or mayo lover
- Use a clean presentable chopping board because no one wants to eat fries that have meat juices left on it – yuck!
- Garnish your board with fresh herbs for presentation
- Fill your dip bowls first and have your garnish ready on the board. Then when your fries are done roasting, you can quickly add them to your board.
- Separate your fries into groups by shape and colour to make the board pop
For this Recipe
I am using EarthFresh organic yellow potatoes which are amazing for oven-baked fries. They are kindly sponsoring this post. Earth Fresh is a Canadian produce company that supplies premium potatoes, carrots and onions. They use their resources responsibly. EarthFresh implements sustainability into day-to-day operations, so that it is part of our culture. They believe we are only caretakers of the land while we are using it, and we have a responsibility to ensure that the next generations inherit this vital asset in as good, or better condition, than we did.
Well I hope you give my Fry Board a try! If you enjoyed this, please share it with your family and friends or on social media! If you make recipes, take a picture of it and tag me on Instagram @christieathome in your feed or stories so I can share your creation in my stories with credits to you!
Disclaimer: Thank you EarthFresh for sponsoring this blog post!
- 2 Large Baking sheets
- 2 organic yellow potatoes, unpeeled and sliced into 0.5 cm thick rounds
- 2 organic yellow potatoes, unpeeled and cut into diced taters
- 2 organic yellow potatoes unpeeled and sliced into wedges
- 2 organic yellow potatoes unpeeled and sliced into fries
- 2 orange sweet potatoes unpeeled and sliced into 0.5 cm thick rounds
- 2 orange sweet potatoes unpeeled and sliced into wedges
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- sea salt
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1/3 cup cup vegan mayo
- Optional: Fresh parsley
Vegan Sriracha Mayo
- 1/3 cup vegan mayo
- 1 tsp sriracha sauce
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- On one baking sheet, spread taters and rounds evenly into one layer. Drizzle avocado oil over top and sprinkle some salt.
- On another baking sheet, spread your fries and wedges evenly. Drizzle avocado oil over top and sprinkle some salt.
- Place both trays in the oven. Bake the tray with the rounds and taters for 30 minutes, flipping them over halfway and alternating between bottom and middle rack
- Bake the tray with the fries and wedges for 40 minutes, flipping them over halfway and alternating between bottom and middle rack
- Serve them on your board with a variety of your favourite dips. For the vegan sriracha, combine your vegan mayo and sriracha together.
- Optional: Garnish the board with fresh herbs