Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Oven Baked French Fries


I make these so often, I can't hardly believe I haven't shared the recipe with you.  I roast vegetables often, and potatoes are no exception.  I have tried several "french fry" recipes which require soaking, coating in egg whites, and various other techniques designed to create that illustrious soft center and crispy outside.  Quite honestly, I think the simpler the approach, the better.  I personally haven't had great luck with all those fancy methods and much prefer this way over all the ones I've tried.  Take it from this fanatical french fry fan--these are amazing in their simplicity!

For your own customization, I am just going to list the ingredients (but not quantity--make however much or little you want!) and the simple procedure.  Then you can go to town!  :)


Oven Baked French Fries

baking potatoes (I have used russet, white, red--pretty much whatever I have in my pantry!)
olive oil
kosher salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

Scrub potatoes clean and cut lengthwise in half.  Cut each half in half again.  Lay flat on cutting surface, and slice lengthwise into 1/4-inch strips.  Repeat with remaining potatoes.

Transfer fries to prepared baking sheet.  Drizzle generously with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt, to taste.

Bake for 45-60 minutes until fries are golden brown and crispy.  (Sometimes, I will even finish them up on a low broil to crisp them up!).  Lightly turn halfway through baking with a spatuala.

Serve hot.

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