I love potatoes. Seriously, I love to just eat a baked potato for dinner. I don’t think I have ever had a potato dish that I did not like. Maybe my love of potatoes has something to do with growing up in the northwest. That part of the country is potato country after all.
Any guesses on what my favorite way to eat potatoes is? French fries, yes, french fries. Who doesn’t love french fries? Yes, I know french fries are not the healthiest way to eat potatoes, but they are so good.
I love french fries that are true french fries. The ones that have been fried. However, they are just not very practical to make at home very often. So, I have found different ways of cooking potatoes to get a similar result. Today, I am sharing one of my favorite versions.
What I love about this recipe is that you can easily get a result very close to the fried version by using the oven. No, they are not exactly the same as the deep fried ones, but they are very good and pretty close to the real thing. Not only that, these are so easy to make.
Roasted French Fries
- 2 lbs of russet/baking potatoes
- ¼ cup vegetable oil ( yes that is a lot, but it is what makes these so good)
- ½ teaspoon salt ( or more to taste)
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Peel potatoes and cut potatoes into french fry size sticks. I slice them and then cut the slices into sticks about ¼-1/3 inches long. Toss potatoes in oil and salt. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, stir potatoes to loosen, and bake 10 more minutes or until edges are crisp.
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