This past weekend, while Layla and I were cooking up some Corn Dog Muffins for her school lunches on Facebook live, we also showed y’all how to make oven baked fries–because I realized, I had NEVER shared my recipe/method of making perfectly crisp fries.
And it was well past due. Especially since we were having pulled pork that night and these fries were just the perfect side. But really fries go along with so many meals and they are obvisously LOVED by kids (and adults).
But fries typically should be on the occasionally list of foods–meaning you only partake them few and far between. Because let’s face it–deep fried ANYTHING should not be eaten daily.
Seriously, I am not playing. Don’t go telling me that potatoes are bad for you. THEY ARE NOT! You can read all about why you should include spuds in your diet on my Smashed Buffalo Potato Recipe. But bottom line is that potatoes are full of nutrients and vitamins and if left unpeeled, fiber. Potatoes have gotten a bad wrap because most of us think of them as deep fried fries or potato chips or mashed potatoes slathered in cream in butter.
These crispy gems have gotten praises from all my friends who have had the pleasure of eating. And when I tell them how EASY they are, they are even more in love with them!
How easy, you ask? Just spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray or brush with oil. Scrub Potatoes and dry and then slice into 8-10 large wedges. Throw on the cooking sheet, add a bit of oil and season with salt and pepper. Then toss and spread out. Now DO NOT forget to spread out the fries well–use 2 trays even. The secret to getting these fries crispy is spreading out the fries and letting them have air circulate around them. If no room, the fries will steam and won’t be able to get crispy.
Look at that cripy exterior! So go ahead, make FRENCH FRIES for dinner and make your kids happy (big kids too) and not feel an ounce of guilt.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Spray a very large (or 2 smaller) cooking sheet pans with cooking spray or brush lightly with oil.
- Place cut potato wedges on pan and add oil and salt and pepper, tossing to coat.
- Spread out potatoes evenly, so they are not overlapping or touching on all sides.
- Roast for 15 minutes. Flip and then roast 10-15 more minutes until crispy and browned.
These Fries Pair Perfectly with: