Sunday, October 12, 2014

Crispy Oven-Baked Fries

Something very exciting has happened. 
I have figured out the recipe for oven-baked potato fries for minimal oil & maximum crunch. The best part, it's SO EASY! 

Before we get started though, I was asked to be part of Meg's One Story series on her blog where you learn a bit about other bloggers, and it gets a bit personal. My story is here if you're interested. Thanks Meg! 

Okay, on to the fries now!
 You will need:
- Potatoes
- Water + handful of ice
- Olive Oil
- Seasonings of choice. I used sea salt, garlic powder & mixed herbs.

Let's do this!
1/ Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius/ 350 degrees farenheit.
2/ Peel and slice your potatoes. You can make them as thick as you want, we aren't dealing with sogginess anymore!
3/ Place your sliced potatoes in a bowl of cold water and add a handful of ice. Let this soak for 30 minutes. This part of the process is key - it gets rid of the starch. Starch is what makes regular oven-baked fries so soggy, and is also what gives you that bloated feeling after eating too many potatoes. Getting rid of this serves twofold!
4/ Drain your potatoes and dry each one individually with paper towel. This sounds time consuming but it's worth it, trust me. Takes me about 5 minutes to get through four potatoes. It's not too bad!
5/ Add olive oil & season. Olive oil is optional, it just helps the seasoning stick better. I use about a teaspoon per potato.
6/ Place your potatoes on a baking tray lined with baking paper and pop into the oven for about 20 minutes. Flip halfway through. I leave mine for 25 minutes because I like it a little burnt.. anyone else?
7/ Serve the deliciousness!

Let me tell you, I'm obsessed. They taste sooo good and I can't stop eating them!

18 comments:

  1. These look good! I didn't know the water trick. Usually for crispy roasted potato I boil the pieces first, and then chuck them in the oven. I might try it your way next time.

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    1. Does that work?! I thought they'd be soggy. Got to try that!

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  2. Oh my gosh, these look so fricken delicious! And they seem pretty easy to make! I'll definitely give them a try when I have the time :D

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Should do - they're so addictive!

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  3. These look amazing! Love how they're oven baked so it makes them more healthy ;)

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    1. A lot healthier & the starch is removed!

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  4. Ooh, yummy! Love fresh cut fries like this. Thanks for sharing! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for reading!

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  5. These look absolutely delicious! I'll be sure to give them a try when I find time :)

    Arushee // Unadorned Gifts

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  6. oh they look SO good!

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  7. I am definitely going to give beautiful fries a go! I see a pro chef in the making haha :)

    Emily // ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha pro is a bit of stretch - enthusiast maybe!

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  8. Just came from Meg's blog, and my goodness these look good!!! I swear potatoes are the best food ever. :)
    theearththroughalens

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    1. Helllooo Emma! Potatoes ARE the best food ever!

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  9. looks delicious! definitely trying it out!

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