Crispy oven baked fries that are seasoned to perfection and have just the right amount of crunch when you bite down on them!
We love french fries, and for some reason, homemade ones always bring about the most smiles when gathered around the table. Not sure if it’s because I always make 10 times more then what I cook if they are frozen from a bag, or if it’s the fact that I peeled, sliced, and baked each and every one. I like to think it’s the latter. These french fries yield the same crunchy bite that you get from frying them, with of course half the calories, because we aren’t placing them in a pan full of grease.
What do you need? 6 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into semi close enough sized slices
7 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
What do you do?
Place your potato slices in a large bowl of water. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes. Drain that water, rinse the potatoes, (there is still a bit more starch) and dry them off.
In the same bowl add 5 tablespoons oil and half the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss the sliced potatoes and set aside.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and drizzle the last 2 tablespoons oil on the parchment paper.
Place your potatoes in a single later and cover tightly with foil.
Place the pan in a preheated 375 degree oven for 5 minutes. Remove the foil and place back in the oven for an additional 15 minutes.
Flip the potatoes and cook for an additional 15 minutes or until they are crisp and golden brown.
Remove from the oven and season with the remaining seasonings. Toss a few times once your sprinkle them.