This is my favorite way to cure a french fry craving at home. They make a great side dish or even a fun snack.
Sometimes I think the white potato gets a bad rep. I normally choose sweet but there's nothing wrong with a good size Idaho now and then. ESPECIALLY in fry form. 🙂
So I thought I'd share my latest technique and inspire you try fries the homemade way. Note: If you are expecting fast food style you will be disappointed. Think of these as hand held roasted potatoes that taste YUMMY in ketchup. 🙂
- 1 large Idaho (baking) potato (~350-400g)
- Non-Stick cooking spray
- Kosher salt
Turn on the broiler and let then oven heat up.
Here's my steps. I thought I'd walk you through my whole process. It may be excessive but I had fun snapping the photos. 🙂
Start with your potato.
Cut it in half. der.
Turn the potato halves flat side down and cut in about ½ inch thick slices.
Lay the slices down...
and then one by one, cut them in half.
Rinse the fry pieces and place in a bowl of cool water.
Line an cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Dry the fries on a clean kitchen towel.
Place the fries on the cookie sheet, Spray with a bit more spray and sprinkle with salt. (Note: you could add other spices if you like, rosemary? garlic powder? Anything would be yum!)
Put them in the oven, 2 notches under the broiler.
Pull them out in 10 minutes. They should look like this...
Flip them and place back in the oven for 8-10 more minutes until golden brown like this...
Pile them up on a place, add a side of ketchup and dig in! 🙂
I'm calculating nutritional information based on 2 servings using a large potato (around 350-400g). Note: If you want to eat the whole batch (I do all the time) it's 5 points not 4. That whole fiber thing bites us in the butt again! 😉
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|2||½ of the recipe (~175g)|
|150||1g||4g||old: 2||new: 4|