Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Oven Fries

Potatoes are always a great accompaniment to dinner - beef, fish, chicken - they just go well with dinner, don't ya think?  Oven fries are one of my favorite ways to prepare potatoes.  They are easy to prepare and come out of the oven crispy from the olive oil and with a little kick from the grill seasoning.  I think this is a Rachael Ray recipe that my my Mom has made for years and passed on to me.
Oven Fries

Ingredients:
2-3 large russet potatoes
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of grill seasoning (or your favorite spice blend)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Wash potatoes well - do not peel!
Cut each potato into thirds (or in halves if it is smaller).
Now cut each third into thin strips - about 1/4 inch thick. 
Place potato slices on a baking sheet.
Drizzle with olive oil.
Sprinkle the grill seasoning over the entire pan.  This particular grill seasoning already had salt in it, but if your seasoning blend does not contain salt, go ahead and add some!  Use your hands to toss the potatoes so each pieces is coated with the oil and the seasoning.
Arrange in potatoes in a single layer and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, turning the potatoes over halfway through.
They should be nice and crispy but a little bit thicken than fast food fries.  They are not quite as thick as steak fries though.
These are always gobbled up pretty quickly!  See how yummy they look?  And they are so much better for you than fried potatoes.
Serve with dinner or as an afternoon snack.  Your kids will think you are the coolest if you give them oven fries after school.

Enjoy!

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