Oven Fries


Over at TSM comment box, a woman, apparently a pregnant one had a craving for fries. Here is a recipe for oven fries which are probably healthier and taste better than the fried standard anyway. Another person gave a quick recipe for fries which were actually fried. This is all good, but who wants to go through the process of peeling, frenching, drenching, cleaning, and double frying a bunch of potatoes, when you can do it all in the oven without having to worry about cleaning out the peanut oil when you're done? Heck, with oven fries, you don't even have to worry about peeling the potatoes. I hope this helps.


4 medium russet potatoes,
3 tbsp olive oil
lots of salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Rinse the potatoes. Cut the potatoes into wedges or large batons. When you're done cutting the potatoes, put them in a large bowl of cold water. This will keep the fries from turning dark, and will also take off some of the extra starch that makes the potatoes stick to the pan.

Pat the potatoes dry on a paper towel, and place them on a baking sheet in a single layer. Pour on the olive oil and don't be greedy with the salt and pepper. Now, run your fingers through the fries to make sure that they're all coated evenly. Wash your oily hands. Cook the fries for 15 minutes, then, take them out and flip them so they'll cook evenly. They're very hot, so be careful. Put them back in the oven for another 10 minutes. Don't let the smoke scare you. That's normal. Pull the fries out, and enjoy!

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