I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Crispy Oven Fries

I love my fries crispy.  These do the trick.   So much healthier than the double deep fry method.  A cooling/wire rack is imperitive for this recipe.   The air flow under the fries is what makes them so crispy.

(serves 6)

*6 medium Idaho potatoes
*1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/4 teaspoon black pepper
*1-2 teaspoons seasonings of choice (optional)

~Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
~Place a cooling/wire rack over a cookie sheets (you will probably need 2 cookie sheets).
~Peel potatoes lengthwise.
~Cut each potato into thin strips.
~In a large bowl, toss the fries with olive oil, coating fries.
~Season with salt & pepper.
~Arrange the fries in a single layer, leaving adequate space between each fry.
~Bake for 30 minutes.
~Remove fries from oven.
~Turn oven up to 425 degrees.
~Toss the fries with seasonings of choice.
~Return fries to cooling/wire rack, single layer and adequately spaced.
~Bake another 15-20 minutes, or until crisp & brown.

Flavoring Ideas:
-minced garlic & dried rosemary
-paprika & chili powder
-cajun seasoning
-parmesan cheese
-parmesan cheese & dried oregano
-onion salt & garlic salt
-lawrey's season salt

Helpful Hint:
`If you don't like your fries as crispy, just bake them for about 5-8 minutes for the second bake.

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