Easy Tasty Oven Baked Skin-On French Fries Recipe

Potatoes are on of the best foods to stretch your budget.  Not only are they inexpensive, but potatoes are packed with nutrients, especially if you leave the skins on! 

Ingredients:
4 medium potatoes
1 Tbsp canola oil
Salt to taste

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Scrub the potatoes well.  Cut into slices appx 1/4″ thick.  Turn the potato and cut each slice in 1/4″ as well, leaving you with 1/4″ x 1/4″ fries.  For optimal results, soak the fries in cold water for 30 minutes. (If you don’t have 30 minutes, even a 5 minute soak helps to remove excess starch which results in a crispier fry.)  Drain water and wrap potatoes in a clean dish towel to remove excess water or spin them in a salad spinner.

Place the potatoes on a baking sheet (heavy, dark colored sheets are the best).  Pour oil on potatoes and season with salt.  Toss to evenly distribute the oil.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until fries are golden brown, turning at least once.

Comments

  1. Ah, the tip about soaking in water to make crisper! Thank you!!!

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  2. I love skin on! I am following you here too for an extra entry. But I also like to cook & eat. I have a cooking blog too 🙂

  3. Lovely blog! Love recipes and will be back!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m your newest follower!

  4. Great recipe, I do a similar thing with potatoes myself, and it is much cheaper than buying oven chips (as we call them in the UK). I also like the attractive background to your blog.
    Have found you via no rules blog hop.

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