I love crispy french fries. Although I am not much of a dessert person, I have never met a fry I didn’t like. Unfortunately, french fries come with a lot of grease and fat. So, in order to indulge, I needed to figure out how to make them, so they taste just like the bad ones.
My first trick to french fries is using a Mandoline. This very inexpensive kitchen tool helps to cut perfectly even fries. Although I prefer a half inch cut, the Mandoline allows for a variety of sizes. I cut the fries and put them in a bowl of cold water until I am ready to cook.
The next trick to perfect Oven Baked fries is to preheat the oven BEFORE putting the potatoes in the oven. The oven should already be hot. I also just bought a Copper Chef Crisper Pan. This pan is literally a super hero; nothing sticks and everything cooks equally. Its almost like an air fryer in the oven, but its much cheaper and has multiple purposes.
Once the oven is pre-heated, using a colander drain the water from the bowl. Shake any excess water from the colander, but do not dry the potatoes. Return the potatoes to the bowl. Using a generous amount of onion powder, pour it in bowl and toss with your hands.
You may add any other spices and flavors you wish in powder form. If you are avoiding salt, use other seasonings. If not, salt and pepper can be added as well.
The last and final secret to perfectly crispy fries is spreading them evenly on the pan. Do not allow any fries to overlap or touch.
That’s it. Its simple, and they taste fabulous! You don’t have to miss out on your favorite foods! Checkout the Perfect Oven Baked Fries Recipe.