French fries are pretty bad news. First off, deep-frying packs on calories like nothing else, because potato will absorb extra oil when immersed in it. An equal serving of fries can yield more than three times the caloric load of a baked potato, says Petrina Lim, nutritionist and course manager of the diploma in baking and culinary science at Temasek Polytechnic. One 170g serving of fries has 570 calories, compared to 158 in a baked potato.
Dangers Of Deep Frying