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Best Oven Baked Fries

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The trick to extra crispy French fries is soaking them in ice water for 30 minutes, then blotting them dry before baking them. Switch up the seasonings to your own preference.

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Ingredients

  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Details

Servings 1
Adapted from justapinch.com

Preparation

Step 1

Cut potatoes into strips about like the size of regular fries. After the potatoes are peeled and sliced, place them in a bowl of water with about two cups of ice cubes. Soak for 30 minutes then pat dry with paper towels. It is important not to skip this step, it helps make the fries crisp.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Spray a foil lined baking sheet with cooking spray if you are using a regular cookie sheet.

Combine all dry ingredients in a plastic bag and combine with potatoes, tossing and kneading lightly to coat. Drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil. Tossing and kneading again to coat.

Arrange potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. No need to turn potatoes during cooking. Be sure to check them often to see how they are doing.

Remove any potatoes into a paper towel lined bowl that get done early so they don't get over done. I also like to use parchment paper for easy cleanup! Enjoy!

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