Baked French Fries
This recipe for oven baked fries allows you to enjoy tasty fries with a fraction of the fat and calories you would find in traditional french fries.
- Serves: 6 persons
- 1lb. potatoes (russet)
- 4cups water
- 1 ½tsp. salt (divided)
- 1tbsp. sugar
- 1tbsp. olive oil
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Preheat the oven to 425 F. Coat a large baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray.
Step 3Peel the potatoes, and slice them into 1/2-inch strips.
Step 4In a large bowl, combine the water with 1 teaspoon of the salt and the sugar. Drop the potato slices into the water solution, and soak for 5 minutes. This will help to draw some of the moisture out of the potatoes so that they can bake up a little more crisply. Drain, and pat the potatoes dry with a towel.
Step 5In a large bowl, toss the potatoes together with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and the olive oil, and toss to coat the potatoes evenly. Spread the potato slices in a single layer on the prepared large baking sheet.
Step 6Bake at 425 F for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, and turn the fries over with a spatula.
Step 7Raise the oven temperature to 500 F. Bake an additional 10 minutes, until the fries are crisp and golden.