(c) Danesh Daryanani

(c) Danesh Daryanani

I used to post about food a lot. Especially about food I cook. You see, I have been advised to eat a salt restricted diet so whenever I can, I eat at home. It’s virtually impossible to eat outside, especially at coffee shops and hawker centres and not swallow spoonfuls of sodium in one form or another. I know we are called to be salt of the earth and all but we were never told to eat it.

So for a period, I would post virtually (pun intended) all the food I’ll cook at home for the benefit for others who choose to eat in a similar fashion. A lot of my recipes did not include salt. However, I got bored of taking pictures and blogging every single thing I cooked. You can see my past posts under the category “food I cook“.

However, my web friend, Indianized has of late been urging me to re-start posting my healthy food recipes.  So to get back into it gently, I’ll post a simple Sunday snack which I had in the midst of Nadal and Federer who incidentally are fairly decent tennis players. Nothing complex in this snack, but yummy.

Nearly everyone I know loves French Fries. Most people eat them McDonald’s style, deep fried. This is a much, much better alternative.

Take some Russet Potatoes, peel them and cut them into wedges. Simple enough. Then marinade the wedges with garlic flavoured olive oil and some herbs. In this instance I used a combination of black pepper, thyme, parsley and olive juice. As usual, I don’t use salt but feel free to salt it to taste. Important thing is to make sure all the wedges are well coated with the olive oil and herb mixture.

Lay it out on a baking tray on parchment paper and bake at 250 degrees celcius until it’s done the colour you like. I think it took me about 40 minutes. Anyway, you’ll be able to tell when it’s ready by eyeballing it. Essentially when they have started to brown but well before they blacken.

Really good stuff and much healthier than the deep fried variety. In my opinion, better tasting too.