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Oven Roasted French Fries

Oven Roasted French Fries

It is our one month anniversary here at Adventures in the Kitchen. It has been fun meeting so many nice people here in the world of food bloggers.

Most people would serve cake at their anniversary party but when looking through some old magazines this week I came across a recipe in Bon Appetit that declared fries as one of the top foods for the year.

I love potatoes – baked, mashed, fried they all tasted good to me. It has not been a good and healthy love affair at times. Eating too many of those deep fried morsels or the introduction to the potato skin in the 70’s that came along with TGIFriday’s. These did not help my life long struggle with weight.

So on most days I would never order or make french fries. The thought adds pounds to my thighs. Reading the article a recipe for oven roasted caught my eye. These were baked so they were low in calories and they looked very crisp and tasty. I decided to give it a try.

I cut up my potato, coated with a bit of canola oil and topped with the a dash of salt. Twice I turned them and shook the pan a bit because I do like them crispy. They came out crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I wish you were here to try one!

So today, one month into my journey of food blogging, I share these with you and thank you for stopping by.

Oven Baked French Fries
Adapted from Bon Appetit

2 pounds unpeeled russet potatoes or purple potatoes, scrubbed, cut lengthwise into 1/2- to 1/3-inch wedges
2 tablespoons canola oil
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Put the potatoes, cut to your preference, on a large baking sheet. Drizzle the canola oil over and toss to evenly coat the potatoes and the pan. Sprinkle them generously with the salt and pepper over the potatoes. Bake in the over 40-45 minutes turning occasionally. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.

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