Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Hamburger's Best Friend

Nothing goes better with a hamburger than french fries and some ice cold watermelon.  (I would personally be content just eating the entire watermelon as my dinner, but sadly to say, I had to share with the rest of my fruit loving family.  Don’t worry, one day soon there will be a post strictly dedicated to the delicious fruit that watermelon addicts like myself will love!)
Since the watermelon was already chilling and I didn’t have a deep frier handy, I had to improvise when it came to the french fries.  Instead of making the classic shoestring french fries, I made a side dish that my mom created that has quickly become a hit in our household that is quick, easy, and healthy-- oven-fried potato cubes!

~Oven-Fried Potato Cubes~

8 medium sized raw, peeled potatoes
1/2 a white onion
Season Salt
Pam Cooking Spray

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Cover a pan with aluminum foil and spray with a coat of cooking spray.  Chop potatoes into small cubes, placing them in an even layer on foil, and spray the cubes with aluminum foil.  Dice onion and saute over medium heat until they are caramelized.  Distribute over potatoes and bake until potatoes are tender (about 40 minutes) removing half way through to stir.  Remove the potatoes from the oven, sprinkle with season salt, and serve warm.