Oven Baked Fries
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Oven Baked Fries is one of those mix and dump recipes that everyone has in the back of their mind. This recipe is so easy, too, with only 4 simple ingredients.
I’ve found that baking fries this way is just as good as deep fat fried. And less fattening, too.
Four Simple Ingredients for Oven Baked Fries
- Russet Potatoes
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Seasoned Salt
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
On Making Your Own Fries
When I make my own fries, I sometimes want thin fries. Or curly ones. Sometimes I prefer large fries, or even fries that are cut into wedges–like a fancy steakhouse. What we’re going for here are the fancy wedges.
You can cut your own with a knife and cutting board. For this I would suggest either a chef’s knife or a Santoku Knife.
Or, if you have a large family and everyone really likes fries, then you might want to consider investing in a French Fry Cutter. Like this one by New Star Food Service, which is made of heavy cast iron and stainless steel. I own a cheap version of this that I bought for $25, which I cannot recommend. It is hard to use and some of the spacers have broken. Invest in a good one!
When it comes to potatoes, Russet potatoes are pretty standard to use for French Fries. But I also like using Yikon Gold potatoes.
Sometimes, I will add grated Parmesan and chopped parsley at the halfway point, when I stir the potatoes. This is a delicious addition when you want something a bit more special for your dinner.
I prefer using Olive Oil rather than a vegetable oil, to give the potatoes more flavor. And olive oil is a healthier alternative.
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Oven Baked Fries
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using a cutting board and Chef's Knife, or a French Fry Cutter, slice potatoes into wedges.
- In large bowl, combine sliced potato wedges, oil, seasoned salt, and pepper. Mix until oil covers potatoes.
- Transfer mixture to baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with a baking spray. Sprinkle with more seasoned salt and pepper if desired. Bake for 15 minutes. With metal spatula turn potatoes and bake for another 15-20 minutes until potatoes are golden brown and tender. Serves 6-8.
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