Guys – to those who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too, you were wrong. I am here today to tell you it is possible to have amazingly crispy french fries while trying to eat clean. How you ask? Let me tell you all about it…
Start off with some new potatoes. And I don’t mean “new” as in fresh .. well yes, I want you to buy fresh potatoes… but I mean the type of potato. New potatoes are great because they have a thin soft skin which you can leave on the potatoes preventing you from having to peel them.
Cut your potatoes in half, and then in three’s. You want to keep them thick – this is part of the trick to keeping them crispy, not soggy. The next thing you want to do is fill a pot with cold water. Put the potatoes in the pot and bring the pot to a boil. Just as the pot begins to boil and bubbles rise to the top of the pot, take them off the stove. This should be about 8-10 minutes.
Drain your potatoes and transfer to a bowl. Add in a tablespoon of flour and your choice of seasonings. I like to use Trader Joes Chili Lime seasoning on my fries but I am thinking some Garlic Parm fries would be awesome too! Transfer potatoes to a sheet pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Watch them – I like mine super crispy, so 30 minutes works perfectly. If you want them a little less crispy then check them at 20.
These are seriously the most amazing baked fries I have ever had. I have tried this recipe by halving fingerling potatoes and they turn out great as well. Let me know if you guys give these a try! What kind of seasonings do you put on your fries?