Oven Fries

Last Saturday I was planning the menu for this week and decided we should pull out the grill for some burgers. The weather forecast looked promising and didn’t disappoint. When I asked Husband what he would like with the burgers, suggesting potato salad or bean, his response was, “Fries would be good.”

I have never made deep fried french fries and deep fat frying isn’t my favorite. I decided I should try some oven fries. I went to my trusty All Recipes and found the following:


2 1/2 pounds baking potatoes (I used Russets-my favorite. I also left the peels on.)
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pinch ground cayenne pepper

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil, and coat well with vegetable cooking spray. Scrub potatoes well and cut into 1/2 inch thick fries.
2. In a large mixing bowl, toss potatoes with oil, sugar, salt and red pepper. Spread on baking sheet in one layer.
3. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until potatoes are tender and browned. Serve immediately.

I did them in the toaster oven; cutting the temp down to 400 degrees. A couple minutes on broil helped brown them up. They were very good.

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