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July 25, 2011
Recipe Post: Home-baked Fries
Mmmm. I love fries. Too much, really. I am the kind of person that craves french fries at weird and random times. Especially McD's fries. Or Braum's. Or Arby's curly fries.
Oooooh.....I need to stop now.
Anyway, I love fries. But I also need to limit my grease and salt intake. And, well, going to McD's costs money. So, I found/came up with a home version.
You will need:
First, preheat your oven to 450F.
Pour 1/4 cup EVOO in a medium-large bowl. Keep the oil handy for later.
Add your spices. For 4 or 5 small potatoes, add 2 teaspoons of each spice. You can add or subtract a half a teaspoon of each for more or less potatoes. And if I'm honest, I throw in an extra dash or two of garlic. Mix it all thoroughly.
Then rinse your potatoes. I use the ones in the bag that are definitely too small to use as a side baked potato. If you're going to peel them, do that now.
Then slice each potato into half-inch wide slices.
Then cut each slice into fry-sized strips.
As you finish each potato, toss the strips into the spice marinade and give it a toss. Add oil as needed to all fries get evenly coated.
Once you get all your strips coated, spread them out on a cookie sheet. If you can keep them from touching, great, but it's not necessary.
Pop 'em in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Test the largest strip to make sure they're cooked, add another few minutes if necessary. Be sure and check them frequently. If you smell something burning, don't ignore that smell. Not that I'm speaking from experience or anything.
Finally, pull out your super-yummy gorgeous fries.
(These did get a little crispy-fried. Again, the burning smell.)
Let them cool then serve. If you want to add a light dusting of salt, do it before they get cool.
Enjoy with your favorite sandwich or burger.