When I saw this post on Annie’s Eats, I couldn’t agree with her more.  I have struggled to find a good oven baked fry recipe that is so delicious I am just head over heals.  Annie always has really great recipes on her site, so I trust her judgement and tried these.

Oh. My. Gosh.

DELICIOUS is not even the word.

It takes a few steps, but it’s so worth it.  We made these with “Jamaican” Beer Burgers and Grilled Zucchini Planks (Recipes soon to follow).

Baked Oven Fries

Recipe #: 102

Saved Since: Feb. 2010

Count: 14 down, 192 to go

Husband’s Rating: 5 out of 5

My Rating: 5 out of 5

Serves 2 to 3

Ingredients

  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise into wedges
  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 3/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

Cook

  1. Preheat the oven to 475F.
  2. Put potato wedges in a large bowl and cover with hot water.
  3. Let soak for 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Put 2 Tbsp. canola oil onto a rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Coat the pan evenly with oil using a pasty brush.
  6. Sprinkle the pan evenly with salt and pepper.
  7. Drain the potatoes and pat dry with towels.  Wipe out the bowl so it is completely dry.
  8. Put the potatoes back in the bowl and toss with the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil.
  9. Arrange the wedges on the baking sheet in a single layer.
  10. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 5 minutes
  11. Remove foil and continue to bake until the bottoms of the potatoes are spotty golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes, rotating the pan after 10 minutes.
  12. Using a metal spatula and tongs, flip each potato over in a single layer.
  13. Continue baking until the fries are golden and crisp, about 10 to 15 minutes.  Rotate the pan again as needed for even browning.
  14. Transfer the fries to a paper-towel lined plate to soak up excess oil.
  15. Season with additional salt and pepper as needed and serve warm.

Source: adapted from Annie’s Eats