HOUSTON, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There is good news for health-conscious shoppers looking for a fresher alternative to high-calorie, frozen French Fries.
The crispy, wedge-cut fries served in America's finest steakhouses are now making their way to kitchen tables, thanks to the introduction of new Steakhouse Roasters from Houston-based MountainKing.
The new Steakhouse Roasters are a slender, thin skin, tubular-shaped fresh potato variety filled with flavor that doesn't require peeling and cooks up in less than 25 minutes to create steakhouse-quality, oven-baked wedge fries perfect with beef, poultry and fish or for snacking and dipping.
Plus, nutritional analysis reveals that when compared to fast food French fries, prepared Roasters contain 94% less fat and 75% fewer calories.
Following a successful introduction in Houston where they were particularly popular with health-conscious consumers, MountainKing Steakhouse Roasters are now available throughout Texas in the fresh produce departments at H-E-B, Wal-Mart, Kroger, Brookshire Brothers and several other Texas grocers.
Packed daily to ensure freshness, each 1.5 lb. bag priced from $1.99 - $2.97, offers 4 - 6 servings. Simple preparation instructions and recipes are printed on the bag and require minimal ingredients and time. Plus, MountainKing representatives can often be found conducting in-store samplings.
Here is the most popular ways to prepare them to create Texas Parmesan Steakhouse Roaster Fries:
1.5 Pounds MountainKing Steakhouse Roasters
2 Heaping Tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese
3 tablespoons Vegetable or Olive Oil
½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
¼ teaspoon Paprika
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Pepper
- Slice Steakhouse Roasters lengthwise into quarters.
- Mix Olive Oil, Parmesan Cheese, and spices together in large bowl; add potatoes and toss until potatoes are thoroughly coated with Parmesan mixture.
- Place potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake in a preheated 425-degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown and crisp.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
One of the North America's largest producers of fresh potatoes, MountainKing also makes regular donations of fresh potatoes to Texas are Food Banks.