I wrote about my favorite junk food in my 5 foods I must have. If I look at my must haves there is one that stands out more than the others. French fries! I love onion rings with a passion but I save them for very special occassions. Which may be more often as I dig into the crunchy, baked onion ring recipes I’m finding.
But until then I’ve been making healthier french fries at home for years and they are a staple. We use white potatoes or sweet potatoes, just depends on what’s in the pantry or the families craving. Either way we create the recipe the same.
- 2 pounds potatoes (use any of your favorites)
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp seasoning salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Cut potatoes into wedges or small sticks. This is personal taste, just make sure that all cuts are a uniform size.
- Put slices in large bowl and cover with cold water. Let sit for 1-2 hours. (if possible)
- Drain and pat dry. Put back in large bowl.
- Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle seasonings. Stir to cover potatoes.
- Let sit for 10-30 minutes if possible.
- Place potatoes on cooking sheet. Being careful not to let them touch.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Check them after 20 to make sure your oven doesn’t run too hot.
- For extra crispness, you may want to flip potatoes at 20 minutes when you check them.
This recipe is optimal if you can let the potatoes soak to take the starch out and also let them sit in the seasonings. However, in a rush we’ve skipped the set time and the potatoes still turn out good enough to eat. They just aren’t great 😉