Baked French Fries

Healthier for you than frying and delicious! This is an easy and inexpensive way to have perfect french fries whenever you want. Experiment with your favorite flavored Oil and Spice Blends to make spectacular combinations.

Selecting the best potatoes

The secret to perfectly-cooked French fries starts with using the right potatoes. You want high-starch potatoes. Idaho or Russet potatoes are the best choice for classic French Fries or you can use Sweet Potatoes for additional sweetness. These potatoes are dense and have less moisture, which is key to avoiding soggy fries.

You should avoid waxy potatoes like red-skinned, new, or fingerling potatoes. The resulting fries will be limp and soggy and can darken too quickly. They’re high in moisture, and will actually become hollow when fried as the water evaporates out.

Ingredients

Russet Potatoes (Calculate 2 Potatoes per person)

1Tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil per 2 Potatoes

Suggested Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sundried Tomato EVOO
Garlic, Parmesan & Rosemary EVOO
Bacon EVOO
White Truffle & Garlic EVOO

Season to Taste with your Seasoning of Choice

Suggested Seasonings

Black Truffle Parmesan Seasoning

Butchers Blend Salt

Blue Cheese Rub and Seasoning

Ranch Spice Blend

Instructions

Before you cut, you need to decide whether or not to peel your potatoes. That choice is entirely up to you!

Cut your potatoes lengthwise.

Place each half cut-side down and slice lengthwise into 1/4”- or 1/2”-thick slices.

Stack your slices and cut in half lengthwise for fries.

Large, oval-shaped potatoes will give you the nice, long French fries you desire.

A Crucial Step is Soaking French Fries

As you cut your fries, place them into a bowl of cold water. Once they are all cut, rinse your fries under cold water to remove excess starch. When the water runs clear, you’re good to go!  After a good rinse, place them back into a bowl of ice water and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Using ice water will stiffen the potato’s cell walls which help you achieve crispier fries. Just make sure after you’ve rinsed your fries, you completely dry them before cooking. Drying them is critical to making sure you achieve the perfect crispy taste. After soaking, dry the fries between paper towels. Damp potatoes in the heat from the oven can cause steam, which results in soft fries.

Spread them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pour oil over the fries and season them as desired.

Bake at 375°F for 20 minutes to cook the fries.

Turn up the temperature to 425°F for another 15-20 minutes for maximum crispness.

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