Ummm, yeah. I need these, like right now. They are hands down the best fries I have ever had. Better than Red Robin, better than Outback. They’re soft – more like steak fries, I guess – with the perfect blend of spicy flavor. They’re a perfect side for hamburgers, steak, and chicken. If you can make it on the grill, these homemade fries will match it.
And did I mention they take about 1/2 hour to make from start to steaming on the table? Prep time is only a few minutes, so they’re one of the best super speedy sides I know. Also, potatoes and spices cost like nothing, so they’re super cheap. There really is not a down side here, folks.
No, no downside at all.
Start by washing and drying your potatoes. My rule of thumb for choosing how many potatoes to use is 1 large potato per person (i.e. 4 people, 4 large potatoes). I like to leave the skins on, but you’re welcome to peel your potatoes. I just like that it’s faster, and also someone told me there’s nutrients in the skin. Who am I to argue with that?
You’ll want to cut your potatoes into wedges. It doesn’t matter how they look so don’t stress about how your wedges look, unless you’re planning to blog them for the whole world to see. Then stress, baby, stress 🙂
You’ll want to get out a bowl here and throw your wedges into it. On top, drizzle your olive oil, then sprinkle your spices. You’ll toss your potatoes in the oil and spice until they’re completely covered. I usually have to use my hands here, and they get a little messy, but that olive oil is sure good for your skin!
Now you spread your wedges on a lined and greased baking sheet. I try to spread mine out so they’re not touching each other. This way they bake evenly.
Then you toss them in the oven at 400° for 15-20 minutes. They’re done when you can stab them with a fork easily. Let them cool slightly, then serve with ketchup and mustard. Or mayonnaise, if you’re Belgian. Or vinegar, if you’re British. Or fry sauce, if you’re from Utah 🙂 There’s no wrong way to eat these french fries!
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