A group in Holland have created a low carb french fry, which they claim is healthier than traditional fries.
After being forbidden to eat French fries any longer by his physician , Dutch writer Leon de Winter quickly decided he would find low carb fries. He enlisted his cousin León Eisman, a cardiac doctor, for help.
The two started their research and discovered Dutch potato breeder HZPC was known internationally for its low carb potato varieties. HZPC had just released its line of Sunlite potatoes, which contained 30 per cent less calories than other potatoes, were naturally fat-free and low in sugar and sodium.
With some tinkering, a solution was found. “If you make a coating out of starch — a special potato starch — then you create a french fry that can be made in an air fryer. You make it without any fat and then you fry it and you can make really nice french fries,” Gerard Backx, CEO of HZPC, stated.
The coated fries were shiny and golden, smelled just like regular french fries, were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside — overall delicious, Backx says. Since they were made from HZPC’s Sunlite potatoes they also contained 30 per cent less calories, the fries were naturally fat-free and low in sugar and salt/sodium — thus making them acceptable for de Winter’s diet.