Lately, I’ve tried about a million, okay maybe just five, homemade french fry recipes. They all require soaking the potatoes in water for six years, flipping them seven times during baking, or adding twelve different spices. Too much hassle for this girl. So…I took things into my own hands and just kinda made something up. Go head, call me a chef.
You may be thinking, “Anyone can bake fries.” Maybe someone can’t though! I’ve had to look up a surprising amount of things since I got married that I just thought for some reason I knew. Like making mashed potatoes or cooking a pot of rice! Some things are harder than they sound when you’re trying them for the first time! Thankfully, this recipe isn’t.
You only need a few ingredients:
2-3 Russet Potatoes (3 makes the perfect amount for myself and my husband, but feel free to make as many/few as you need!)
3/4 tsp Kosher Salt (I’ve used regular table salt too…I doubt it matters either way)
1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
2 tbsp Olive Oil
First, peel and wash your potatoes. Also, go ahead and preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Then, cut your potatoes into “fries.” I typically slice mine in about 1/2″ sections and then cut those slices into quarters.
After your potatoes are all cut up, toss them in a gallon ziploc bag. Pour in some Olive Oil (about 2 tbsp…just enough to coat them), and shake the bag to evenly cover all of your potatoes.
Next, add your salt and pepper and shake again to coat the potatoes. Make sure you shut the bag before you shake it also. Obviously. Just making sure we’re all on the same page here. 😉
Line your baking sheet with foil, and spray it with cooking spray. Don’t want your potatoes sticking! Then, sprinkle some salt and pepper all over to make sure your potatoes have plenty of seasoning.
Spread out your potatoes on the baking sheet, and toss them in the oven!
Bake the potatoes for about 30-35 minutes. You want to make sure they’re crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Once they’re all done, pair them with your favorite entree and enjoy! My favorite thing to eat them with is the Yummy Baked Chicken Strips I recently posted about. The best thing is they’re both cooked at 400 degrees for 30 minutes! I don’t have the luxury of a double oven in our apartment, so being able to cook my entree and side in the oven at the same time is awesome.
I love these potatoes, and more importantly, so does my husband! They’re definitely our favorite side right now!