Saturday, January 18, 2014

Irresistible Potato Oven Fries

When my daughter was in grade school, probably 1st or 2nd grade, she begged to buy oven fries from the school cafeteria. That was before the budget cuts, a time when the school hired good chefs in the cafeteria and served good fresh food. Since she loved them so much I decided to try them at home. I have made these as an evening snack for years and they never fail to please.

This is week 3, day 2 of Blogging Marathon #36. The theme this week is Kids Delight - Oven baked snacks. Kids of all ages love fries. I have served these for years to children and adults from 3-73 and they have loved them.

I use a very simple recipe and rely on the good old Russel potato to provide the taste. I usually buy good organic Russel potato and the resultant fries are crisp and delicious.


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Sweet Potato Fries

You will need
1 Russel potato
salt and black pepper to taste
1 tbsp. olive oil

Preheat oven to 375 F. Wash the Russell potato and peel it. Cut it in half and slice the halves into a quarter inch thick fries. Sprinkle olive oil, salt and black pepper over the fries. Mix to coat. Lay the fries on the baking sheet. If the sheet is non-stick you do not have to grease it. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Take them out and turn them over.


Bake for another 7-10 minutes. They will brown slightly on the sides. Serve hot.

8 comments:

  1. such an guilt free oven fried potatoes :) looks yumm !!

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  2. Who can say no to such delightful fries!!

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  3. This is a must at our place almost 2-3 times in a month

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  4. Yes these are all-time favourites.. can rarely go wrong with potatoes

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  5. I love these fries too.. Crispy & creamy at the same time.

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  6. oven fries look so good - I make often with sweet potatoes

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    1. I do too. I put a link to the sweet potato fries in the post after reading your comment

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