This month I was assigned This Mama Cooks! There were lots of great recipes to chose from, but I chose something fairly simple, yet I can never get quite right -- oven fries. Sometimes mine turn out crispy, but sometimes mushy, sometimes burnt even! I think it's because I don't really rely on a recipe, I just wing it hoping it will turn out okay, but it doesn't always. So, I figured this was a good chance to follow a recipe, hoping it would give me a foolproof result and it did! These were crispy and crunchy and delicious! They would be a great side dish to just about anything -- what doesn't go with fries really?? I cut the recipe in half since there are only two of us, and leftover fries really aren't that great, but otherwise I kept it almost the same. I did up the amount of pepper, since we like black pepper, and omitted the parsley since we were out of it.
Salt and Pepper Oven Fries
slightly adapted from This Mama Cooks!
1/2 pound potatoes, cut into wedges
2 Tablespoons oil (canola or olive, I used olive)
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. On a medium baking sheet, spray cooking spray to coat the bottom surface.
- Cut potatoes into long wedges. In a medium bowl, toss potato wedges with 1 tablespoon oil.
- On prepared baking sheet, lay out potato wedges in a single layer.
- Bake for 15 minutes, flip the wedges over and bake for 15 more minutes. Potatoes should be golden brown and crispy.
- When you turn the wedges over, heat the remaining tablespoon oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook over medium-low heat until golden, about 4 minutes.
- Pour the garlic oil over the wedges, adding in the salt and pepper. Toss to coat and serve.