Every Sunday after church we peel a dozen or so potatoes and make oven fries to serve with barbecued burgers. If our kids happen to have friends over, they stand around and help us peel potatoes too. Many hands make light work, ya know, and I personally think this little tradition is kind of fun! The fries in the photo were made by my son. He seasoned them with garlic powder, parsley and paprika. Feel free to use the seasonings you enjoy.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika (use cayenne or berbere for spicy fries)
- Preheat oven to 550 degrees, set on convection if you have that option. Slice potatoes into long thin strips that are fairly uniform in size. Thinner pieces will make for crispier fries.
- Spread a bit of the oil all over the bottom of a large cookie sheet. Pour remaining oil into a medium sized bowl. Add potatoes and your choice of seasoning. Toss with oil until seasonings are evenly mixed and fries are well coated with oil. Spread in a single layer on the cookie sheet.
- Place in oven and bake until fries are well browned, about 10-12 minutes. If fries aren't browning well by the end, set the oven on broil for 1-2 minutes at the end of cooking to get them nice and crispy. Watch very carefully near the end, so that they don't get overdone.