Oven-Baked French Fries



4 small-medium potatoes, cut into ½” spears

2 Tablespoons oil

1 ½ teaspoons salt (or to taste)

Directions and Notes:

1. In a large frying pan, heat the oil over high heat.

2. Gently stir fry the potato spears for 8-10 minutes until they are just beginning to develop a slightly golden and hardened outer coating.

3. Using a slotted spatula, transfer the potatoes to a baking sheet and sprinkle about 1 ½ teaspoons of salt over top of them.

4. Bake them at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes. Toss them with a spatula and bake for another 10 minutes or until desired crispiness and brownness are reached.

Note: Stir frying the fries first shortens the baking time and helps to develop a crispy outer layer, even on the surface of the fry that will be against the baking sheet. In the past, I’ve also skipped this step and just baked them significantly longer, but we find that they taste best when we include this step.


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