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Looking for a healthier alternative to your favorite fried foods? You won't be able to tell the difference with these baked for fried recipes!

Falafel

Servings:

serving time6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chickpeas, cooked

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 onion, chopped

  • 4 tablespoons parsley

  • 1 teaspoon mint

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

  • Salt

  • 3 tablespoons wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a food processor, add the chickpeas and process until a paste forms. Add the olive oil and process for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, onion, parsley, mint, cumin and salt, and process for another 2 minutes.

  3. Spoon the mixture into a bowl and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

  4. Mix in the flour and baking powder. Scoop spoonfuls of batter and shape into falafels. Place on a greased baking sheet.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes.

Falafel

Crispy Chicken Fingers

Servings:

serving time4

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • Salt to taste

  • 1 pinch paprika

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into strips

  • Wheat flour, for breading

  • 2 beaten eggs, for breading

  • Cornflakes, crushed

  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 390 degrees.

  2. Add minced garlic, salt and paprika to a mortar and pestle and blend until a paste forms.

  3. Place chicken strips in a mixing bowl and add garlic paste. Stir until chicken is well coated.

  4. In a shallow dish, add the flour. In a separate shallow dish, add beaten eggs. In a third dish, add the cornflakes mixed with parsley. Dredge the chicken strips in the flour, then egg, then cornflakes.

  5. Place on a greased baking pan, and bake for 30 minutes. Serve with ketchup.

Crispy Chicken Fingers

"Fried" Baked Potatoes

Servings:

serving time4

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds pink potatoes, peeled

  • 4 cups ice water

  • 1 cup white vinegar

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 390 degrees. Cut potatoes into wedge fries. Place in a large mixing bowl and add water and vinegar. Allow to soak for 15 minutes. Transfer to a baking sheet and pat dry. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve with ketchup.

"Fried" Baked Potatoes
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