As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program, I was able to try a product from Alexia All Natural Foods.
I chose their seasoned waffle fries. All natural, the ingredients include canola oil, sea salt, onion powder, black pepper, garlic, and paprika. 1 cup of these fries are 160 calories with 7 grams of fat with no transfat and ony .5 grams of saturated fat, due to canola oil. These potatoes pack in 2 grams of fiber and 0 sugars. To find a store near you that carries Alexia's products, visit here: Where to Buy Store Locator.
The directions say to put a single layer of potatoes in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. I didn't have a whole lot of time and we were really hungry ... so I did what my mom has done for years with frozen french fries ... put them under the broiler.
I put the potatoes 6" from the broiling element for 6 minutes on one side, then flipped the potatoes over to bake an additional 6 minutes, shaving half of my baking time!
The fries were hot, crispy and had a very mild flavor, which surprised me. I expected them to be as spicy as seasoned curly fries, but the flavor was way more subtle. This is great news for families with kids who may not like overly spicy fries.
Alexia is "Reinventing a Classic" and you can cast your vote for the next french fry flavor on the Alexia Foods FaceBook page. Click on the Reinvent a Classic tab and cast your vote!