Oven Fries

Oven Fries recipe pictures

Potatoes are definitely in my top 5 foods. Maybe top 3. Somewhere in between nutella and deep dish pizza. I don’t know why I love potatoes so much. I think it might be because my mom hates potatoes so she seldom made them for us growing up. Unfortunately, my favorite potato preparation, french fries, are not exactly healthy. Why are the foods that taste the best always the most unhealthy? Why can’t my favorite food be plain, steamed broccoli? Or plain grilled chicken breast. Yuck!

My Grandma used to make potatoes similar to these oven fries and I called them banana potatoes.  Only there were no bananas in them.  But they were shaped like bananas. I was a weird kid, what can I say? These potatoes aren’t too unhealthy. I mean, I don’t know how much nutritional value there is in potatoes, but they are baked, not fried. And, they are baked using canola oil, which I believe is one of the healthier oils. So compared to McDonalds fries, which I believe to be the gold standard, these are super healthy!!

Oven Fries recipe pictures

Here is what you'll need

Oven Fries recipe pictures

Cut the potatoes into wedges

Oven Fries recipe pictures

Soak them in hot water for 10 minutes

Oven Fries recipe pictures

Cover the pan in canola oil

Oven Fries recipe pictures

Tilt the pan to fully cover

Oven Fries recipe pictures

Drain the potatoes

Oven Fries recipe pictures

Spread them out on a towel

Oven Fries recipe pictures

Dry them completely

Oven Fries recipe pictures

Add a little canola oil to the bowl

Oven Fries recipe pictures

Add some seasoning

Oven Fries recipe pictures

And salt and pepper

Oven Fries recipe pictures

Put the potato wedges back in the bowl

Oven Fries recipe pictures

Toss to coat the potatoes

Oven Fries recipe pictures

Put them on the pan

Oven Fries recipe pictures

Arrange them in an even layer

Oven Fries recipe pictures

Cover and begin to bake

Oven Fries recipe pictures

If you are like me, eat with ketchup. If you are like Cliff, eat with nacho cheese.

 

Comments

  1. says

    Your fries turned out perfectly! I was tempted to use parchment for easier cleanup but I wasn’t sure if the potatoes would still crisp up the same way. Thanks for answering that question :)

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