Oven Fries

Have you ever noticed how many different types of fries there are? You have your standard cut fries, then there is the curly kind, the steak cut and the popular crinkle cut. There is also the shoe string, which I seem to down those tasty ones pretty quickly because they are so small, and let’s face it, you can grab a hand full of those beauties. I have even seen smiley face fries, though I’m not really sure I want a fry smiling at me while I dunk it in my ketchup pepper mix and eat it. But I’m sure kids might love them. I usually buy the frozen kind that comes in a bag and pop them in the oven until they get nice and crispy, but as my hubby pointed out the other day, I never make my homemade oven fries any more. I knew that was the hint of want homemade oven fries. So of course, that’s what I made.

Here’s what you need:

*russet potatoes ( I find these seem to work the best, but if you prefer another kind, go for it)

*olive oil

*salt and pepper to taste

Wash and peel the potatoes. I like leaving some skin on them, but you can do it how you prefer. Cut the potatoes into desired thickness.

Place potatoes in a large bowl and cover with cold water.

Let them soak for 30 minutes. This helps get rid of the starch in the potatoes and help them crisp up better.

Drain potatoes then place on a towel.

They look kind of cozy don’t they? Dry them really well.

Preheat the oven to 450°.

Place potatoes in a large bowl, pour in the olive oil and sprinkle the potatoes with salt and pepper

toss to coat.

Spread potatoes in an even layer on a large baking sheet.

Cook for 30 minutes, turning potatoes half way thru cooking time, or until done.

Serve and enjoy!

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