Extra Crispy Oven Baked French Fries

Link to original recipe is over here. I just made the fries, didn’t use the seasoning mix.

Ingredients

3 medium Russet potatoes

1-2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons of grated cheese

Directions

Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut off the ends and cut the potatoes into thin slices about 1/4″ wide.

Add the fries to a large bowl, cover with cold water, and soak for at least 30 minutes but they can soak for as long as overnight (put in fridge if for more than an hour).

After the fries have soaked, drain, rinse, and lay the fries on a paper towel lined cooling rack to dry while you preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Blot the tops with additional paper towels to absorb any excess moisture.

Line a baking pan with parchment paper or foil and spray with non-stick spray. Make sure the previously used bowl is dry and add the potatoes to it, add 1-2 tablespoons of oil and 1/2 – 1 Tablespoon of the seasoning mixture (if you end up making the one in the link or another seasoning.  I just used plain salt).  Toss to mix.

Evenly line the baking pan with the fries in a single layer. Don’t overlap or they fries won’t cook properly. Bake for about 30 minutes, flipping with a spatula once or twice after 15 minutes of cooking. Remove fries from the oven and turn the oven up to 425 degrees. Return the fries to the oven until they are golden brown and the ends look a little burnt.

Sprinkle the fries with the other half of the seasoning mix and Parmesan cheese (optional). Serve immediately.

Comments

A good chunk of the fries ended up burnt despite checking on them regularly.  The ones that weren’t burnt were pretty tasty but also probably not worth the effort.  I was all for a little more effort if it was a more healthy  option but this was probably just more time consuming than the results were worht.

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