BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Flavor Your Life, a European Union funded campaign that is dedicated to providing the latest in olive oil news, shares a recipe for pecorino and black pepper oven fries prepared with Tuscan olive oil that makes a delicious, easy side dish to any family dinner. This recipe offers a healthier variation of traditional fries that are usually fried in unhealthy fats. Replacing these unhealthy fats with heart-healthy olive oil and baking in place of frying results in a healthier dish and a tastier treat.
This recipe calls for:
1 lb. russet potatoes (about 2 medium potatoes), scrubbed, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick sticks
1 tbsp. Tuscan olive oil
1 tbsp. grated pecorino cheese
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
First, preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a large, rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, toss potato sticks with olive oil and then toss with pecorino and pepper until well coated. Spread, in a single layer, onto a prepared baking sheet. Place in the top third of the oven and roast for 40 minutes, or until golden brown, turning occasionally with a spatula. For a fun presentation, serve the fries in parchment paper cones.
Potatoes may be cut up 1-2 days in advance and kept submerged, in cold water, in the refrigerator. Drain and dry well before using. For easy cleanup, line the baking sheet with foil, and then spray with non-stick cooking spray. This recipe can also be prepared withorganic olive oil.
The Flavor Your Life campaign, supported by the European Union, Unaprol and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing the latest in industry news and health information about European extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil enhances the flavors of your recipes while providing health benefits. The Flavor Your Life campaign, the voice of olive oil production quality control, aims to educate consumers so they can make informed decisions when purchasing olive oil.
Media Contact: Scott Darrohn, Flavor Your Life, 855-347-4228, firstname.lastname@example.org
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