My mother has been raving about the new baked french fry recipe she has been using. I finally got around to testing it this weekend and she is right – they are The Best Baked French Fries. They also couldn’t be easier. I do recommend keeping an eye on them as mine got a litter crisper near the hours end. It also depends on how thick you cut the potatoes. I recommend using a russet potato for this – and not a red or Yukon Gold. They were a great side to my Coffee Rubbed Burgers with Spicy Texas BBQ Sauce. I’m glad I only made two potatoes worth or I would have eaten many many more.
Here is my mom’s recipe in her words.
Mom’s Best Baked French Fry Recipe:
Use a low sided baking pan, like a jelly roll pan. Pour a couple of tablespoons or less of cooking oil, not olive oil, on it and smear it around. Peel and cut potatoes into steak fry wedges and dry with paper towels. Place potatoes on the oiled pan and do not overlap or pile on top. If you have more than 3 people, you will need 2 pans. Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for an hour on a high position in the oven, ( a couple of inches down from the top). I usually try to turn them over about half way through cooking.
As all of us who cook know, no 2 ovens are alike. Watch your first batch carefully and adjust your temp or time accordingly. You will not be sorry and you will never fry potatoes again! This is too easy and good to be true.
yum! here’s another (very easy) recipe from tyler florence that i love if you’re interested.
Thanks Mom! I made a copy.
Now that your Mom has shared this recipe, these have become
my favorite way to do fries now. I drizzle a small amount of truffle oil on when they first come out of the oven and sprinkle a little sea salt. YUM.