Crispy Oven Baked Fries
Happy hump day! We’re halfway through this week, but there are still a couple days left. So to help get you through the rest of the week, we are bringing to you this super easy crispy oven baked fries recipe. It’s no secret that fries are never as good when you make them at home compared to take out. However, unless you go to some specific fast food places, it can be hard to find gluten free fries. So this is a recipe that is simple and easy, for you to make crispy oven baked fries. Which are way healthier than deep fried fries from a fast food place.
Tips and Tricks
There are a couple important tips to note. Make sure that you use the right type of potato for this recipe. You don’t want to use one that has too much moisture, so russet potatoes work best. You also will want to cut the slices fairly thin. if you want a thicker fry you will need to add more cooking time. Make sure that you partially boil the fries and you don’t cook them the whole way through, or you will end up with a soggy mess and your fries will not turn out crispy.
It is also important that you dry the fries after you boil them and before they go in the oven. If you don’t do this the fries will not get crispy, they will be soggy. Lastly, make sure that you don’t crowd the pan/baking sheet. If you need to use multiple pans then do so. We usually use at least two pans that are medium to large sized. If you crowd the pans then the potatoes don’t have enough space to crisp up and they will become soggy. I have also found that if you add too much oil the fries won’t crispy up properly. The best thing to do is start with the cooking times we have stated in the instructions. Then add more time if your fries haven’t crisped up how you desire them to.
We like to season our fries very simply with just salt. We add the salt on after the cooking process. But you can also add salt to the fries before they go into the oven. I personally just don’t like my fries too salty, so we add the salt after. Lastly, serve the crispy oven baked fries with ketchup or mayo. Or whatever else you like to eat with your fries. If you’re looking for a full meal or something to accompany the fries, check out our recipes for Herb Crusted Steak and Oven Baked Chicken Wings. We hope you enjoy these fries, gluten free foodies!
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
|Cook Time||40 minutes|
|Passive Time||1 hour|
- Wash and dry potatoes. With a sharp knife cut the potatoes into small 1/4 inch slices. Then put all the sliced potatoes into a large pot with water and let sit for at least an hour to soak.
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line two medium to large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. Replace the water in the pot with fresh water. Then bring the pot to a boil over medium high heat, and let the potatoes boil for 3-5 minutes. They should be partially cooked but not soft and mushy.
- Take the pot off the heat and drain the water. Spread out paper towel or dish towels on a flat surface and put potatoes on top. Using another paper towel or dish towel, pat dry the potato, trying to remove as much water as possible.
- Transfer the sliced potato between the two prepared baking sheets. Divide the vegetable oil between the two baking sheets, drizzling it on top of the potatoes. Using tongs coat the potatoes. Pop the baking sheets into the oven for 40 minutes. Tossing the fries halfway through cooking.
- Remove the baking sheets from the oven once fries have finished cooking. And sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately along with ketchup, mayo or desired dipping sauce.