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Finally, a "perfect" technique for baked oven fries. Presoak russet potato wedges in HOT water for 10-30 minutes, pat dry, then toss with 1 TBS oil. Arrange in single layer on baking sheet which has been lightly coated with oil, cover tightly with foil, and bake in oven at 475˚F, rotating the baking sheet periodically to ensure even, crispy browning. No more mushy oven fries!
Oven Baked Fries. - A "perfect" technique for baked oven fries. A pinner says: "Seriously perfect technique. Some of the best fries I've ever eaten. And they didn't come out of a deep-fryer! They came out of my oven!!"- Gotta Try This.
Annie's Eats My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it! connect: rss Facebook Twitter Pinterest baked oven fries 759 commentsposted in: Giveaways, Side Dish 02.25 2010 Oven fries may seem like a simple side dish that just about anyone could whip up with no problem. At least for me, this was not always true. I have made baked oven fries many times in the past and they were always okay, but they weren’t “Oh my gosh, I love love love them” good. A large part of this was due to the fact that they had a mushy texture. If you’re aiming for a half decent substitute for real French fries, chances are you aren’t going for mushy. I learned the trick of soaking your potato wedges in water before baking the fries and that definitely helped with the texture, but they still weren’t perfect. Well, leave it to the brilliant people of Cook’s Illustrated to perfect the technique because now I have the kind of baked oven fries that I’ve been dying for. These are so great that they have caused me to put burgers on the menu several weeks in a row, just so we could have them again. Of course they can be eaten with more than just burgers though – and they should be! If you’re interested in winning a free copy of this cookbook I’ve been spending so much quality time with, here’s your chance! Leave a comment on this post with the answer to this question: What dish or meal do you love enough to put it on your menu weekly? The Rules: One entry per person, will ship to U.S. residents only. Commenting will close on Saturday, February 27 at 10:00 pm, EST. One winner will be chosen at random and announced next week. Good luck! Baked Oven Fries INGREDIENTS 3 russet potatoes (about 24 oz. total), peeled and cut lengthwise into even sized wedges 5 tbsp. vegetable, canola or peanut oil, divided ¾ tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 475˚ F. Place the potato wedges in a large mixing bowl. Cover with hot water; soak for 10-30 minutes. Put 4 tablespoons of the oil onto a heavy, rimmed baking sheet. Tilt the sheet side to side to evenly coat the pan with oil (a pastry brush can also help with this). Sprinkle the pan evenly with the salt and pepper. Set aside. Drain the potatoes. Spread the wedges out on layers of paper towels or on clean kitchen towels. Pat dry with additional towels. Wipe out the now empty bowl so it is dry. Return the potatoes to the bowl and toss with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Arrange the potato wedges on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 5 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake until the bottoms of the potatoes are spotty golden brown, 15-20 minutes, rotating the baking sheet after 10 minutes. Using a metal spatula and tongs, flip each potato wedge keeping them in a single layer. Continue baking until the fries are golden and crisp, 5 -15 minutes. Rotate the pan as needed to ensure even browning. When the fries are finished baking, transfer to a paper-towel lined plate to drain some of the grease. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm. SOURCE adapted from The New Best Recipe by the editors of Cook's Illustrated share on facebook pin it print friendly 759 comments Comments for this page are closed. lcflan 1 month ago Delicious! I made them with red potatoes and left the skin on - they turned out great! Daisy 1 month ago Just now finished making these, they are great !! Estrunk76 1 month ago Could you freeze these? hide 1 reply annieseats 1 month ago Please see the FAQ page. Danica Evans 1 month ago I refer to my copy of this cookbook as... the bible :) Jensen Hilary 1 month ago thanks for the tip Carol Gustafson 2 months ago We eat brown rice nearly everyday ~ so many creative ways to combine it in healthy meals! The Cook's Illustrated folks really know how to refine a recipe ~ thanks for sharing! Sweetcharlie 2 months ago Steamed vegetables is a favorite of ours :) Can't wait to try this recipe! Meagan 1 year ago Vegetable Lasagne! My husband and I love, love, love it! It is a family recipe and we could eat it every night! Glasslass 1 year ago It would have to be baked fish. These fries will be on the side next week. Just found your site and am really enjoying it. Tarah 1 year ago One of my favorite meals of the week is mashed potatoes! I love boiling them in chicken broth for flavor and I add sour cream when I'm whipping them for flavor and it seems to make them a little more creamy. Love your blog! Abby 1 year ago Sorry forgot to add that we love to eat pizza! YUM! Abby 1 year ago I have been sorely disappointed with my homemade french fries. Can't wait to try this recipe out! Jennifer 1 year ago Homemade pizza. I could eat pizza for EVERY meal so we make our own dough and cook up some interesting pies at least once a week! John 1 year ago Burgers, fried or grilled Laura 1 year ago Spaghetti Carbonara -- quick, easy, and always delicious! :) Sue 1 year ago My favorite isn't really a main dish, but Buffalo Chicken Wing dip is sooo good I would eat it every single day! LOVE your blog :) Sara 1 year ago Some sort of tacos appear regularly at our house! jean 1 year ago Thanks for this recipe! I'm looking forward to trying it already as I haven't been satisfied with my so-so baked fries. As far as a meal a week, it would be taco soup. Super easy, super yummy, filled with amazing veggies that the kids like and super flexible in ingredients! Adrienne 1 year ago DESSERT is always on the menu at our my house! It just doesn't feel right if I don't end a meal with something sweet & homemade. adrianne 1 year ago oooo we make chicken with spinach and roasted cherry tomatoes, feta, and rotini just about once a week. delish! Regina D 1 year ago My most favorite (and super simple) recipes to make every week is a pork tenderloin cooked in the crock pot with a can of tropical friut salad dumped over the top, 1/2 C. of OJ and a splash of water. Cook on low for 8 hours and WOW! I serve it with wild rice and brussel sprouts. It's one of my husband's favorites, too. Jessica 1 year ago Pizza almost every week! Amnah 1 year ago I've had some quinoa sitting in my cupboard for a few months waiting to be turned into something yummy. Just can't figure out what that will be yet. This is the 29078349 time I've gotten to your site through foodgawker. Your food rocks! heather 1 year ago Stuffed shells are a favorite in our household! Jo 1 year ago Perfect! I had just resigned myself to mushy, stick to the pan, not tasty, oven fries. Thanks! hide 1 reply Jo 1 year ago Oh, and my husband and I eat tacos (out of the box) about once a week. :) Maria 1 year ago I eat some form of oatmeal almost every day - cooked for breakfast with bananas & walnuts or as homemade granola in yogurt for a snack or in cookies or muffins. Anna Diederich 1 year ago We love to have pizza at least once a week. YUM! Chrissy 1 year ago Risotto - I love that you can do so many different things with it! Pamela 1 year ago What dish or meal do you love enough to put it on your menu weekly? Pasta, always. Nice site...I will be back! Thank you! Courtney 1 year ago Chicken Pasta! Bowtie pasta with chicken, garlic, fresh basil, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese! Jen 1 year ago We used to love a nice, thick pizza. After travelling to Italy, however, we have fallen in love with Pizza Margherita and end up making it almost every week. Fresh Basil, Fresh Mozarella, and tomatoes with garlic, olive oil, and coarse salt on a thin crust. Mmmmm. Kari 1 year ago Mock garlic mashed potatoes adrienne 1 year ago jambalaya. yum! Jill 1 year ago Hmm, this is hard. I love a lot of foods but almost never repeat something each week. I'd say Tacos and Taco Salads are high on my list of favorites. Tiffany 1 year ago One of my favorite dishes is a recipe I found on eatingwell.com. I don't know exactly what it's called, so I copied the recipe: 2 5-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 medium shallot, minced 1 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps 2 tablespoons dry vermouth, or dry white wine 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 tablespoons heavy cream 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives, or scallion greens PREPARATION Season chicken with pepper and salt on both sides. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once or twice and adjusting the heat to prevent burning, until brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165째F, 12 to 16 minutes. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Add shallot to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 2 minutes. Pour in vermouth (or wine); simmer until almost evaporated, scraping up any browned bits, about 1 minute. Pour in broth and cook until reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in cream and chives (or scallions); return to a simmer. Return the chicken to the pan, turn to coat with sauce and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. It's so good! I make it with your garlic rice and it is absolutely amazing! Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place 1 year ago I love cheese tortellini/raviloli enough that it's always on the menu once a week! JaniceJ 1 year ago Spicy grilled chicken alfredo. The taste of grilled chicken and the spiciness makes the alfredo sauce easier to handle =] Jolene 1 year ago This is actually a dish but we always have a "freezer" meal. On Sunday when I am making dinner I make one "freezer" meal. It is usually enchilada's, lasagna, chicken cordon bleu, pizza or chicken kiev. My hubby is going back to school and working full time so dinners have been tough lately. It is nice to have these quick meals on hand. marjie 1 year ago Baked tilapia. I love your website and my daughters are now fans too. My daughter living in chicago recently made your deep dish pizza with her boyfriend and now say they are spoiled and don't think they will be able to go back to take out again. (they made it with lowfat turkey pepperoni!) Your gyro meals were amazing and every night since I have made a greek salad with your yummy dressing. The dressing I eat EVERYDAY..even drizzle it on sandwiches and wraps. YUM. Marjie Lisa @ The Cooking Bride 1 year ago Recently, my husband's grandmother taught me how to make her chicken and dumplings. She didn't have a recipe, so I had to take notes and then go home a figure out the measurements. I did make a few tweaks of my own, but they are so good and so comforting. It makes enough for leftovers, so we have had chicken and dumplings the last two weeks and I think I'm going to put it back on the menu again this week! Christy 1 year ago I recently added my homemade pizza to our weekly menu, it is the best. These fries look amazing, I might have to add them too. Thanks. Krista 1 year ago Baked chicken taquitos!! Sheryl 1 year ago Pizza! Either homemade or we love Papa Murphy's take and bake. Abbie 1 year ago My go-to meal is chicken and dumplings. Ange 1 year ago Usually something Buffalo, such as chicken or shrimp, with lots of bleu cheese. Anna 1 year ago I make a version of your Spicy Po'boys with buffalo for my husband and vegan version for me. They are soooooooooooo good. Everytime I say we're having them for dinner my husband get more exited than me in a shoe store! Jenn 1 year ago Chicken Parm. something about the melted provolone and tomato sauce - gets me every time!! Kristy 1 year ago English muffin pizzas. Yudith 1 year ago Some sort of pasta dish for sure!! We're carb lovers over here. thecookingnurse 1 year ago Pizza! Cait 1 year ago I've recently discovered your site and am really enjoying it. Thank you for all of the inspiration. Shawna 1 year ago Tacos!! I could make them every week and never tire of them. Angie 1 year ago I love fettuccine alfredo, and we have that frequently! Susan 1 year ago Taco salad is my favorite! Thanks for all you share with readers! Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) 1 year ago Wow! That's a LOT of comments! I love fries, need to try baking them in an effort to be healthier! celia 1 year ago Red Beans and Rice and my mom's spinach casserole have been mainstays the few months. Love them. Jacqueline 1 year ago Hmm, it's all so seasonal for me. Pancakes, though, are timeless! mic 1 year ago spaghetti and garlic bread Elizabeth 1 year ago Chicken Chorizo! Yum! Sweet, spicy, and addictive. Beth 1 year ago It seems to go in phases, but lately, chickpea tomato pasta has been a regular. It's super easy and soooo good. (Plus, it's pretty healthy!) And I've never heard of soaking the potatoes before cooking them. I will have to try that trick next time I make fries. Christine 1 year ago If I had my way, homemade mac 'n' cheese every week...so good! Janet 1 year ago These fries look great! My go-to meal is homemade pizza. I usually make a batch of dough on the weekends to have on hand for a fast weeknight dinner. Michelle 1 year ago I love making pizza for dinner. Homemade crust is so easy to make, there are so many toppings/sauces to choose from, and I love using my pizza stone! Erin 1 year ago Homemade pizza! It is usually on my weekly menu and I love trying different toppings. Courtney 1 year ago In the summer it's burgers! My husband loves to grill so we probably have some kind of burger at least once a week. I"ll have to try these fries to go with them! jaimeleben 1 year ago I think tacos would have to be my answer. We just finished a dinner of beef tacos, your salsa, and my new margarita madeleines, and it was fantastic. We love Mexican food. Sarah 1 year ago Ina Garten's roasted shrimp and orzo. I think I could eat it daily. Diva1gina 1 year ago Ratatouille...especially when the herbs and vegetables are coming fresh from my garden! But for hubby it would be Spanish Rice. And the kids would go with French Toast Strata with homemade Apple Cider Syrup. Yummm! We save that one for holidays and birthdays! lovestoeat 1 year ago each week there is mexican..tacos, enchiladas or burritos...we love them oh so much... great post...those fries look great Megan 1 year ago Warm coconut chicken tortilla soup. Throw it all in the crockpot in the morning and tantalizing deliciousness tickles your nose as your come through the door in the evening. Mm-mm! I am also a firm believer of cornbread with any Mexican meal so when I feel ambitious I make Boston Market (aka half butter cake mix) cornbread. Yum! Rybread 1 year ago It fluctuates at our house but right now we're addicted to this chicken and rice casserole from Cooking Light. Its a great lightened version of a classic comfort food and we can eat it guilt free! Its delicious. You can find it on the website. Amy 1 year ago Tacos! Jen T. 1 year ago This might be cheating, but stir-fry! It comes together really quickly, and you can mix it up easily, with different veggies and meats. Really the only constants for me are marinating the meat in a blend of Italian dressing soy sauce. Really not traditional or authentic, but so good! Michelle 1 year ago The only food that we have regularly year-round is picnic potatoes. We just can't get enough of them! We also have chicken parmesan or pizza quite a bit. Maryanna 1 year ago Does a peanut butter sandwich count? If not, I'd have to say chicken and rice soup and cornbread. Lindsey 1 year ago We have quesadillas ALOT around here! I like to experiment with different fillings. It's also quick and easy. Janel 1 year ago Burritos! I'm just addicted to them, I will consume one (either purchased or made) about once a week. Liss 1 year ago It's a Campbells soup recipe that is a chicken stir fry w/ Cream of Shroom soup. Soy sauce, carrots, broccoli..mmmmm, comfort food! Show more comments... Facebook Twitter Pinterest © Copyright 2012 :: Site by Second Street Creative
another pinner: A "perfect" technique for baked oven fries. Seriously perfect technique. Some of the best fries I've ever eaten. And they didn't come out of a deep-fryer! They came out of my oven!!
"perfect" technique for baked oven fries. Seriously perfect technique. Some of the best fries I've ever eaten. And they didn't come out of a deep-fryer! They came out of my oven!!
Baked Oven Fries ~ pinner says... perfect technique for baked oven fries. Seriously perfect technique. Some of the best fries Ive ever eaten. And they didnt come out of a deep-fryer! They came out of my oven!!
Pinner says... "perfect" technique for baked oven fries. Seriously perfect technique. Some of the best fries I've ever eaten. And they didn't come out of a deep-fryer! They came out of the oven!!
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