Oven Fried French Fries

This is another winning recipe from Annie — best.oven.fries.ever.

My only complaint is they’re a bit labor intensive and take awhile to cook…not exactly week-night friendly!

I’ve found a way to have them on weeknights (I slice the potaotes and soak them when I get home, then toss them in the oven and tell DH to watch them/flip them while I walk the dog) but it’s still definitely a weekend side dish for us.

My fries aren’t as evenly browned as Annie’s, but my oven is a menace and dislikes browning anything. ­čÖé

Oven Fries

(Annie’s Eats)

3 russet potatoes (about 24 oz. total), peeled and cut lengthwise into even sized wedges
5 tbsp. vegetable, canola or peanut oil, divided
┬ż tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
┬╝ tsp. freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste

Directions
– Preheat the oven to 475╦Ü F.

– Place the potato wedges in a large mixing bowl. ┬áCover with hot water; soak for 10-30 minutes.

– Put 4 tablespoons of the oil onto a heavy, rimmed baking sheet. ┬áTilt the sheet side to side to evenly coat the pan with oil (a pastry brush can also help with this). ┬áSprinkle the pan evenly with the salt and pepper. ┬áSet aside.

– Drain the potatoes. ┬áSpread the wedges out on layers of paper towels or on clean kitchen towels. ┬áPat dry with additional towels.

– Wipe out the now empty bowl so it is dry. ┬áReturn the potatoes to the bowl and toss with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil.

– Arrange the potato wedges on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.

– Cover tightly with foil and bake for 5 minutes. ┬áRemove the foil and continue to bake until the bottoms of the potatoes are spotty golden brown, 15-20 minutes, rotating the baking sheet after 10 minutes.

– Using a metal spatula and tongs, flip each potato wedge keeping them in a single layer. ┬áContinue baking until the fries are golden and crisp, 5 -15 minutes. ┬áRotate the pan as needed to ensure even browning.

– When the fries are finished baking, transfer to a paper-towel lined plate to drain some of the grease. ┬áSeason with additional salt and pepper to taste. ┬áServe warm.

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