Baked & Fried
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Oh dear. I never should have done this. This may be one of my biggest mistakes all year. Can’t take it back now.
When I told my friends I was planning on making homemade mozzarella sticks for a guy’s weekend out of town the idea was met with a profound lack of enthusiasm. Everybody knows that I like to experiment in the kitchen, but somehow the idea of making a bar food staple like mozzarella sticks from scratch seemed like a complete waste of time to the group. After being lectured about the innumerable brands available in the freezer section at the grocery store and a heated debate about whether marinara or ranch is the better dipping accompaniment, I decided to risk further heckling and see if I couldn’t one-up T.G.I. Friday’s in my own kitchen. It might have been the alcohol, but the first batch was gone within a matter of seconds. Simultaneously crispy and gooey, these mozzarella sticks seem to defy the laws of physics and flavor.
One of my favorite guilty pleasures is buffalo wings, especially dipped in blue cheese dressing. There's something about the buffalo chicken and blue cheese combo that really appeals to me and I had a craving for it lately. When I came across a recipe for ham and cheese stuffed pretzel bites, I figured I could substitute it with chicken and blue cheese. That's when I decided to make these Buffalo Chicken Bites ... yum! These are such an awesome snack, which could be a meal in itself if you have enough of them.
I’m never going to make garlic potato fries any other way. These garlic fries, win hands down as the best garlic french fries I’ve ever made. Plus they are baked – so I won’t feel too guilty if I make it every time I’m craving for some potato comfort. When I read that there is garlic infused oil involved, my heart skipped a beat (in a good way, not the way oil would otherwise treat your heart). I got down to making them immediately. I used extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable oil because I just love the aroma that garlic and olive oil combine to impart.
Crispy and light with no greasy mess. Great as a snack or a perfect side dish to a nice juicy burger! When I was a kid, I loved onion rings with my burger, but never loved that greasy after-taste. Baking them with a blend of Panko, cornflake crumbs and breadcrumbs gives these a fabulous crunch without all the fat.
I guarantee even picky eaters will love these! Serve them as an appetizer or as a side dish. They are healthy and low in points and guiltlessly delicious! My daughter loves, loves, loves these. It's her favorite way to eat zucchini and her only complaint is that I don't make enough.
These guiltless "fries" are lightly tossed with olive oil and spices, then baked in the oven instead of fried. The perfect balance of spicy and sweet. Serves two as a side dish or one for lunch.
These healthy fries are low in points and are full of beta-carotene, which has many health benefits. A great way to include an orange vegetable into your diet is to eat sweet potatoes. They are rich in vitamin A and C. Baked Sweet Potato Fries Gina's Skinny Recipes Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/2 sweet potato • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts Calories: 100.6 • Fat: 3.7 g • Protein: 1.2 g • Carb: 16 g • Fiber: 2.0 g • Sugar: 0.1 g Ingredients: 2 medium sweet potatoes, washed 1 tbsp olive oil paprika to taste salt and fresh pepper to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 425°. Slice each potato into 1/2 inch thick strips.