Sunday, February 9, 2014

Oven Fries

These baked potato fries are really easy, versatile, and tasty! Although they don't exactly taste the same as their deep-fried cousins, they are so much healthier and taste very good.  I like serving them with chicken pieces baked in homemade BBQ sauce.
On the homestead, we made these a lot with our homegrown Yukon Golds – those were probably the best potatoes I've ever had! Although we grew several types of potatoes, Yukon Golds were definitely our favorites. During potato harvest, we harvested boxes and boxes of potatoes. With so many potatoes and a fairly large family, we usually made ten to eleven pounds of potatoes into oven fries at a time! 
These baked fries also work well with red and russet potatoes.

  • Potatoes (washed)
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder (optional)
  • cayenne pepper (optional)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut desired amount of potatoes into sticks. Place into jelly roll pans. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with desired seasonings. Mix, making sure that the potatoes get coated with olive oil. Roast for around one hour. They should be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.  

1 comment:

  1. I love french fries -In the oven even better - Thanks for the quick recipe I might have to make them this weekend with burgers on the grill. We're getting some warmer temperatures! -Carole