A recent study shows eating fries links to a higher risk of death. That's not good news for fry lovers like me.

But because it's an observational study and not a scientific study, I'm not entirely convinced. But that doesn't mean I shouldn't try to at least dabble in a healthier alternative.

Enter Amy Bouchard, a registered dietician and Program Coordinator for Let's Go! Bouchard has a great recipe for fries that actually taste like the real, greasy thing.

  • For crispy fries, cut thin slices of potatoes into matchsticks
  • Soak in water for an hour
  • Pat dry
  • Drizzle olive oil, add some salt and pepper to taste (limit the salt, though)
  • Bake them on a single layer at 400 degrees for 20 mins., then 450 degrees for another 20 minutes
  • For softer fries, cut thicker slices and bake for 40 mins. at 400 degrees, turning once midway

Happy National French Fry Day!