Monday, April 5, 2010

Baked Oven Fries

I've mentioned previously that my dear husband loves good old-fashioned burgers and fries. About 90% of the time we go out to eat, he orders a hamburger. :) But lately, I've been making them more at home, which is much healthier and extremely delicious! In the past, I've made oven fries, but they haven't been all that great. However, I recently tried this recipe and it is soo good! The fries are nice and crisp and flavorful without being fried (do you still call them fries? i don't know). Stay tuned for the best hamburger bun recipe that we also enjoyed with these fries.

Baked Oven Fries

4-5 small potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise into even wedges
5 T. olive oil, divided
3/4 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
1/4 tsp. black pepper, plus more to taste

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Place the potato wedges in a large mixing bowl. Cover with hot water and soak 10-30 minutes. Put 4 T. oil (I usually don't measure; I just put enough to coat the pan, so it may not be quite 4 T.) on a large rimmed baking sheet. Tilt side to side to evenly coat the pan with oil. Sprinkle the pan evenly with salt and pepper.

Drain the potatoes. Dry the wedges completely with paper towels or clean kitchen towels. Wipe out the bowl so it's completely dry. Place the wedges back in the bowl and toss with the remaining Tbsp. of oil. Arrange the potato wedges evenly on the baking sheet in a single layer. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 5 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake until the bottoms start to brown, about 15-20 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. Flip each potato wedge, keeping them in a single layer. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.

Remove from oven and place the potatoes on a plate lined with paper towels to drain off some of the grease. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired, and serve immediately.

Source: Adapted from Annie's Eats


Joyful Noise said...

Now this one is even more tempting than the carrot cake! I could go into the kitchen and have those ready in a short amount of time. At least the cake looked like a lot of work. I am going to have to quit reading your food blog if I am going to be good and stay off carbs! You make everything look so delicious! And I can tell it is!

Rob and Amy Weaver Clan said...

Those look soooooo good!