For all you starch lovers out there!
I found a french fry recipe – through Pinterest of course – that’s delicious and a lot better for your body then the deep-fried fries you buy at fast food places. It’s pretty easy, too.
All you need are these items:
Russet potatoes are the best for this. I use one large potato per person, on the assumption that each person will eat a lot of fries. If people are a bit more liberal with their portions, then two potatoes will feed four.
First, preheat your oven to 450 degrees. That’s what the recipe calls for anyway. I like my french fries to be more potato-y, so I preheat to 425 degrees.
Clean your potatoes really well, because you’re going to keep the skin on (the skin is the healthiest part of the potato, right?).
Cut each potato lengthwise, and then lengthwise again.
Cut the fries as thin as you want. The thinner they are, the crispier they get.
Soak the fries to get them ready for baking, and for a little extra cleaning too!
Drain the water and dry the fries. Place the fries back in the bowl and toss them with olive oil. Use approximately one tablespoon per potato. Since my dog got ahold of my tablespoon, I have to use the 1/2 tablespoon. But I live.
Spread out the fries on the pan and sprinkle salt on them. You’re supposed to use sea salt, but I didn’t have any.
Stick the pan in the oven for 25 minutes, stirring about every 5 minutes for even cooking.
It may not look pretty. This batch came out like this:
The blurry quality doesn’t help. But our own versions rarely come out as lovely as the pictures. So I posted the one above to make you feel better. But it doesn’t matter, because these fries will taste delicious!
Yum! And unlike fried fries, these aren’t too bad cold.
Admittedly, I can’t stay away from the ketchup.