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Crispy Oven Baked Fries

Crispy baked fries. The secret is to get rid of as much starch as possible before baking in the oven.

Crispy Oven Baked Fries

The ingredients below are what's used to season the french fries AFTER baking in the oven. But the preparation to make crispy fries is from the Laura Vitale's video below. Plenty of great tips, notably is the removal of starch before cooking the potatoes.

Ingredients:
  • 2 large baking potatoes, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Directions:

Cut the fries into strips. Peel or unpeel is up to you. Store cut potatoes into a bowl of cold water for 30 minutes to release as much starch as possible.

Preheat oven to 425 deg F. Remove potatoes from the bowl and dry them with paper towel or cloth.

Place a non-stick baking sheet in the oven and let it heat up.

On a microwaveable plate, arrange cut potatoes so as not to stack them. Microwave the potatoes for 3 minutes.

Remove potatoes and carefully dry them some more using a clean towel. Your goal is to maintain a set of dry potatoes.

In a large mixing bowl, place potatoes and add 2 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil. Mix together until potatoes are coated. Add more oil if needed.

Remove baking sheet from oven and arrange potatoes without stacking any on top of each other. Be careful of the heat.

Bake potatoes for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Flip over the potatoes halfway thru, if needed.

Mix parmesan cheese, oil, salt, garlic powder, paprika and black pepper in a bowl.

Remove potatoes from oven. Season the potatoes on the baking sheet, mixing them around till coated adequately.

Serve and enjoy.

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