Crispy Oven Fries (with 2 secret tips to make them crispy!)
A great alternative to store bought frozen fries!
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I make these Crispy Oven Fries all of the time! My kids love them even more than the store bought fries and these are so much better for them! I always leave the skin on because it adds a little bit extra fiber (and personally I like the way it tastes… and and it’s easier). If you prefer you can peel the potatoes first!
Two great tips to make your oven fries crispy…
- soaking the potatoes in cold water after cutting, use the coldest water possible. This step removes a lot of starch (you will see it in the bowl after you remove them) resulting in a crispier french fry! Make sure you dry them well after this step so they don’t steam and get soft when they bake!
- two teaspoons of sugar added in doesn’t sweeten the fries but helps them crisp up just a little bit more! (Thanks for this great tip Jina)
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Crispy Oven Fries
4 large baking potatoes
11/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon seasoning of choice (lemon pepper, seasoning salt, or your favorite seasoning blend)
Preheat oven to 400
Wash potatoes leaving skin on.
Fill a bowl with cold water.
Slice potatoes into 3-4 slices length wise.
Thinly slice each disc putting in cold water as cutting.
Let potatoes soak in cold water for 30 minutes (this removes starch from the potato resulting in crispier french fries).
Remove from water and pat dry.
Toss with oil and seasoning.
Bake at 400 for 30 minutes.
Turn fries and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.