Friday, February 10, 2012

Oven Baked French Fries

This recipe came to me as part of the Swap from Coleen at Does Not Cook Well With Others. I was excited to make this because it would be a great side dish to go along with an easy weeknight meal. The great part about these fries is that they are not only healthy, but they are less work and less clean up!  I just line the baking sheet with foil and toss when it's done. I've tried making oven fries a few times, but I always seem to have the same problem - they turn out more like roasted potatoes, and never crisp up enough to really qualify as fries.  I had the same problem this time. The flavor was good - just a  bit spicy.  I baked the fries for about 50 minutes total and they still weren't quite crispy.  Maybe the pan was too crowded? Maybe the oven temp was off?  Next time I will cut them a bit thinner and try to get a little crunch.  I am getting a new oven in about a week, so that should fix the heating issues - I can't wait!  Thanks for the recipe Coleen!

Source: AllRecipes.com

  • 1 large baking potato
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Cut potato into wedges. Mix olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder and onion powder together. Coat potatoes with oil/spice mixture and place on a baking sheet.

Bake for 45 minutes in preheated oven.


The Home Cook said...

I have the same problem with oven fries. I can never get them crispy like regular fries.

Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!

Coleen H. said...

I'm glad you liked them despite the lack of crispiness!
I've read that cutting them thin (no more than 1/4- to 1/2-inch thickness) and double-baking them will result in crispier fries!

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