Oven Baked Potato French Fries

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Mmm, who doesn’t like french fries?

But isn’t it sad that the most tastiest fries are filled with transfat? Well, I decided to make a version that won’t be so unhealthy. I have to say, these are so good, crispy and just DELICIOUS! I would’ve never been able to tell these aren’t deep fried.

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The trick is – to soak the potatoes in salt water for a while to drain out the starches. This really helps the potatoes become crispier in the oven.

Also note that the bigger the fries are cut, the longer it would take to cook. But if they are too small, they may burn easily. You should definitely check all the time and remove fries that are cooked early.

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Oven Baked Potato French Fries

2 russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
Spices of your choice: Garlic powder, paprika, Italian herbs, curry powder, etc. (I used: Paprika, garlic powder and Italian herbs.)
A few sprinkles Himalayan/sea salt

Peel the skin of the potatoes and chop them into equal sized long fry-like strips. Soak the fries in a big bowl of water and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt for about an hour.

Doing this removes the starch and make the potatoes easier to become crispy.

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Drain the water and use a paper towel to completely dry the potatoes. Leave the fries in the baking tray for a further half an hour to dry off even more, if possible.

Preheat oven to 430°F (221°C).

Mix the extra light olive oil with minced garlic, then drizzle it over the potatoes and use your hands to rub it all over the potatoes until it’s completely coated.

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Sprinkle your desired herbs (up to you how much you want to use, but 1/2 teaspoon to a teaspoon is about the right amount). Use your hands to flip the potatoes around so the spices cover all the potato fries. Finally, add a few sprinkles of salt over the potatoes.

Put the fries in the oven and bake for about 45-50 minutes until all sides are brown and crispy, do check every 10-15 minutes and flip them over to make sure all parts have browned.

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Oven Baked Potato French Fries
Serves: 2
 

Ingredients
  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • Spices of your choice: Garlic powder, paprika, Italian herbs, curry powder, etc. (I used: Paprika, garlic powder and Italian herbs.)
  • A few sprinkles Himalayan/sea salt

Instructions
  1. Peel the skin of the potatoes and chop them into equal sized long fry-like strips. Soak the fries in a big bowl of water and ¼ teaspoon sea salt for about an hour.
  2. Doing this removes the starch and make the potatoes easier to become crispy.
  3. Drain the water and use a paper towel to completely dry the potatoes. Leave the fries in the baking tray for a further half an hour to dry off even more, if possible.
  4. Preheat oven to 430°F (221°C).
  5. Mix the extra light olive oil with minced garlic, then drizzle it over the potatoes and use your hands to rub it all over the potatoes until it’s completely coated.
  6. Sprinkle your desired herbs (up to you how much you want to use, but ½ teaspoon to a teaspoon is about the right amount). Use your hands to flip the potatoes around so the spices cover all the potato fries. Finally, add a few sprinkles of salt over the potatoes.
  7. Put the fries in the oven and bake for about 45-50 minutes until all sides are brown and crispy, do check every 10-15 minutes and flip them over to make sure all parts have browned.

 

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