Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Great Oven Fries

These are truly great oven fries! They are a combination of a few different recipes I've tried. The trick is to soak them in hot water to wash off some of the starch, which makes the fries get a crispy outside.

4 small/medium russet potatoes

2 T. olive oil

Kosher salt (preferred, but table salt is okay)

Peel potatoes. Cut into fries - try to keep them roughly the same size.

Preheat oven to 425. While the oven is preheating, soak the potatoes in the hottest tap water possible. Stir them around a bit.

When the oven reaches 425, drain the potatoes and blot them dry with a paper towel. Toss them with olive oil.

Put the fries on a baking pan in one layer. Sprinkle with salt.

Bake for 20 minutes and turn with spatula. Bake 10-20 more minutes, until golden brown.


Kristen said...


Alison... said...

I never heard of soaking them in water but I think I'll try that.

I have made the sweet potato version of these as well, and they're delish...

I think I'll make both!

Stephanie Carnes said...

Good - let me know how they turn out!