Sunday, August 28, 2011

Scrumptious French Fries

One thing that I love to order from fast food places are French fries!  There is just something about the crispy texture that is so addictive.  Naturally, I have tried to make my own French fries, but have always had very little success.  The main problem being that they always turned out soggy, which was not what I was going for.  That's when I decided to get serious and do some research.  Over the past couple of days I've visited many different food blogs and read through many different cookbooks and finally feel that I have a winner.  Not only did these French fries turn out crispy, but in my opinion, they were seasoned to perfection!

Scrumptious French Fries
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2 large russet potatoes, cut lengthwise into even sized wedges (you may peel if desired)
1 Tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
¾ tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. Lowry’s season salt
½ tsp. garlic salt

Preheat oven to 475 degrees.  While the oven is preheating fill a large mixing bowl with hot water and soak the potato wedges in the bowl for 10-20 minutes.  Spray a baking sheet with PAM cooking spray and then sprinkle the pan with the salt, pepper, Lowry’s seasoning, and the garlic salt.  Set aside.

Drain the potatoes and then spread them out onto a dish cloth or paper towel and pat dry.  Now, dry out the large mixing bowl and add back in the dried potatoes.  Toss the potatoes together with the vegetable or canola oil, until they are well coated.  Spread the potato wedges onto the prepared baking sheet making sure that they are in a single layer.  (Feel free to sprinkle the fries with more seasoning for added flavor.)  Cover the baking sheet with foil and bake for 5 minutes.  After 5 minutes has passed remove the foil and continue baking for 15-20 minutes, or until the bottom of the French fries are a spotted golden brown.  You may have to rotate the pan to ensure even browning.  Remove the baking sheet from the oven and using tongs, or a spatula, flip the French fries over and bake for another 5-15 minutes, or until crispy. 

Serve as a side to your main course, or just enjoy as a tasty snack!  


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