[Jain] Potato-less French Fries


Yeah, you read that right—these are potato-less fries. Eating Jain doesn’t mean you have to miss out on fries! In fact, they taste identical, probably even better. Plantains make the best potato substitute for Jain recipes, even in dishes like Paav Bhaji! Simple and quick, this recipe makes a great kick-back snack. I do not deep fry them in order to keep these fries as healthy as possible. You might also try baking them!
3-4 Plantains (the short, fat kind work best)
1-2 tbsp organic coconut oil

1. Remove plantain from skin and slice into strips about 3 inches long, 1/2 inch wide. Finely slice out any seeds or tough white membrane.image

2. Heat coconut oil in pan. Toss in plantain slices and shallow-pan fry them for 5-7 minutes. image

Make sure you toss them to ensure all sides are browning evenly.


3. Sprinkle salt over the fries and toss again. image

4. Serve with Jain-friendly ketchup! (I use the Maggi Tomato sauce)





Posted by:Priyanka

I am a Board Certified Physician Assistant with a passion for helping others achieve their optimal health through a plant-based lifestyle. On this blog, I share simple recipes, wellness tips, and ways to practice compassionate living rooted in Jain values of non-violence, non-attachment, and non-absolutism.

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