Friday, March 26, 2010

Homemade French Fries

I recently made burgers for dinner and wanted to serve a side of fries with them, as well. I remembered oven-baked fries on Annie's Eats, so of course I headed over to her blog and pulled up this recipe.

These fries take a bit of time, but they are worth it. They came out really crisp and tasty; the husband even said they were better than fast food fries. I think he was lying, because oven fries will never be as good as McDonald's fatty goodness, but I'm glad he thought they were good.

You could easily change the seasoning on these to suit your mood: season salt, cajun seasonings, garlic salt, etc. I dipped my fries in mustard, while the husband reached for a bottle of ketchup (yuck!).

Homemade French Fries
Source: Adapted from Annie's Eats

Printable Recipe


2 russet (baking) potatoes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper

Pre-heat the oven to 475 degrees.

Scrub the potatoes clean and slice them into thin wedges. (You can peel them first, but I like mine with the skin on.)

Soak the potato wedges in a bowl of hot water for 20 minutes. Drain the water and place the potatos on paper towels, for about 10 minutes, to absorb excess water.

Dry the bowl you soaked the potatoes in, pour in the oil, and add the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper; toss or shake to ensure all the potatoes are evenly coated.

Place a cooling rack on baking sheet and place the potato wedges in one layer on the cooling rack. Cover the baking sheet with foil and bake for 5 minutes.

Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Turn the potato wedges over and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the wedges are golden brown and crispy.

Serve with ketchup, or mustard, as I prefer. :)

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