Monday, March 5, 2012

Baked Oven Fries

I've made oven baked fries before but they've never turned out exactly the way that I wanted them too. Plus they take way too long. Then I tried this recipe. It's a fairly simple recipe, but it's the technique that's different. By soaking the potatoes before cooking, it shortens the cooking time. Plus they're baked at a high temperature to give it a nice crispy texture. They actually tasted like real french fries!

Printable Recipe

Baked Oven Fries
3 large potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise into even sliced wedges
5 Tbsp vegetable oil, divided
3/4 tsp salt, plus more to taste
1/4 tsp black pepper, plus more to taste

Place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Cover with hot water and soak for 10-30 minutes. Preheat oven to 475. Drain the potatoes. Spread out onto paper towels or clean dry towels. Pat dry with additional towels. Wipe out the empty bowl so it's dry. Return the potatoes to the bowl and toss with 1 Tbsp oil.

Put 4 Tbsp of the oil onto a rimmed baking sheet. Tilt the sheet side to side to evenly coat the pan. Sprinkle the pan evenly with salt and pepper. Place the potato wedges in a single layer on the baking sheet. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 5 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 15-20 minutes, rotating the baking sheet after ten minutes. Using a metal spatula and tongs, flip the potato wedges, keeping them in a single layer. Continue baking until potatoes are golden and crisp, about 5-15 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate to drain some of the grease. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe source: Annie's Eats

Past recipes:
One year ago: Butterfly Cake
Two years ago: Ranch Chicken

No comments:


Related Posts with Thumbnails