11 ingredients are the minimum for fast food fries. And even from the option of a decent restaurant, you can’t expect anything good. But we have an alternative: keto fries. Healthy oils and fiber instead of harmful starches and trans fats.
We found an alternative to fries – keto fries! If you go to the McDonald’s website and look at the composition of the fries, you will find: vegetable oil – VEGAFRAY M5 blend, frozen potatoes and iodized extra salt. If you click on each ingredient individually, it’s more interesting.
For example, Vegafry is refined deodorized vegetable oils: sunflower, high oleic sunflower, rapeseed and the additive E900 (polydimethylsiloxane). It is said to be safe for your health, but just keep in mind that with a serving of fast food potatoes you are eating some silicone, which can also be found in breast implants.
If you think that “frozen fries” consist of potatoes, you are a naive person. No, they are “potatoes, vegetable oil, stabilizer: sodium dihydropyrophosphate, dextrose.” Dextrose is glucose, just the kind of sugar that raises blood sugar.
The last item – boiled table salt extra “Polesie” iodized (this is the Moscow version of the menu). It contains anti-caking agent E536, enriched with potassium iodate. E536 is potassium ferricyanide. I want to scare you with “cyanide,” but the substance is considered non-toxic. True, not that anyone has actively studied how it behaves when boiled, fried and in combination with different foods, but it is actively used in table salt.
11 Ingredients for a Dead Man’s Chest.
The American show Mythbusters tested its fries in 2015 and found as many as 19 ingredients.
Even without discussing the unhealthiness of potatoes fried in any fat right now, a decent restaurant is likely to serve you a product cooked at best in inflammatory omega-6-rich sunflower or corn oil, at worst in trans fats (margarine!).
And 20 minutes of frying in these oils leads to higher levels of aldehydes, toxic compounds whose consumption is associated with cardiovascular and cancer risk. Unlike olive oil, which is much safer to fry in. Not to mention animal fats like goose, pork or beef.
So what to do? Are there healthy alternatives? Lowcarbers have invented healthy pizza and cinnamon buns.
Of course, there is a way out. Kohlrabi! The closest cousin of the common cabbage, which in its raw form resembles a sprout. Which, by the way, is not a shame. On the contrary, you can crunch on fresh kohlrabi, add it to a salad or just dip it in sour cream or homemade mayonnaise. And cooked in the oven, it will be a great alternative to junk fries. Write down the recipe.
- 600 g kohlrabi
- 1 garlic clove
- 60 ml olive oil
- salt, pepper, spices
- Peel the kohlrabi and cut it into fries. Finely chop garlic, mix in a bowl with oil or fat, then throw in the cabbage and mix well.
- Place the kohlrabi on a baking tray lined with baking paper. You can pour the rest of the oil and garlic from a bowl on top. Salt it. I covered half of the "potatoes" with the pepper mixture and the other half with basil. I was upset at having used up all rosemary, I just feel it would have made the basil version even better.
- Put in the oven heated to 200 ° C for 10-15 minutes – until the "potatoes" are golden. Serve with vegan or classic homemade mayonnaise, salsa, or mustard. Om-nom-nom.