There is nothing wrong with your screen. Do not bother to adjust the color. You are in fact viewing Baked Matcha Fries, the color you see is the actual color of the fries [end Twilight Zone theme music].
I thought the fries would come out as a bright green color instead of a muted green shade. I’ve seen beautiful green colored Matcha Fries on one of my favorite blogs, Modern Vegetarian (sadly, the author has move on to other things and no longer updates the blog). The original recipe calls for fries tossed in matcha powder and then toasted in a oven toaster.
For mine, I started from scratch and tossed the cut potatoes in matcha powder before baking them in the oven and that’s the color they came out.
I’ve tried another batch, this time adding the matcha powder at the very end to the cooked fries coming out of the oven. Same dreary green color. But I liked the taste of the baked-in matcha powder much better.
I can only conclude that the muted green shade is the result of the particular green tea powder that I was using – some random brand from the Asian supermarket. Perhaps I should just rename them to Ghoulish Green Fries in celebration of Halloween?
Baked Matcha Fries
1 large or 2 small Russet potatoes
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
Salt to taste
Minced fresh parsley to garnish (optional)
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Slice the potato into 1/4-inch to 3/8-inch french fry shape. Place the potato strips in a bowl. Add the olive oil, green tea powder and salt to taste and mix well. Spread the potatoes out on a baking pan in a single layer. Bake about 10-12 minutes on one side, flip over and bake another 10-12 minutes until crisp and browned. Garnish with the parsley if using. Serve immediately with ranch dressing.
Makes a little over 1/3 cup
1/4 cup soy milk
1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon granulated onion powder
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon fresh parsley, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Chill until ready to use.
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