Oven-baked Fries

When I made my Pork Au Jus, I was looking for something to eat with it.  It just so happened that I had a bag of potatoes, so I thought fries would be great.  Getting nice crispy fries from the oven can be difficult, but these fries come out great every time.

These ingredients are just what I had lying around.  You can use whatever potatoes or spices you have on hand.  You can also change up this recipe by cutting the fries bigger or smaller, or even into wedges.  Just adjust the baking time.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large white potatoes
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil

Directions:

I started by cutting the potatoes into fries.  You can peel them if you like, but I like the skins.  I cut them into between a quarter-inch and a half-inch wide.  Then I rinsed them and put them in bowl of water to soak.  Soaking them extracts a lot of the starch, which we don’t want in this case.  After 15-20 minutes, I preheated the oven to 450°F.  Then I drained them and dried them well.  Next, I put them back into the dried bowl, and tossed them with the oil and Cajun seasoning.  I held off on the salt until the end.

Then I put some parchment in a sheet pan, and laid the fries out on it.

You’re probably thinking I have issues, but you really want them spread out as far apart as possible for maximum crisping.  When the oven was ready, I put them in for 30 minutes.  Keep an eye on them, it may take a little more or less time depending on the potatoes.  When they were crisped to my liking, about 25 minutes, I took them out and sprinkled some salt over them.  They came out crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  Enjoy!

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