I wrote about my favorite junk food in my 5 foods I must have. If I look at my must haves there is one that stands out more than the others. French fries! I love onion rings with a passion but I save them for very special occassions. Which may be more often as I dig into the crunchy, baked onion ring recipes I’m finding.
But until then I’ve been making healthier french fries at home for years and they are a staple. We use white potatoes or sweet potatoes, just depends on what’s in the pantry or the families craving. Either way we create the recipe the same.
- 2 pounds potatoes (use any of your favorites)
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp seasoning salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Cut potatoes into wedges or small sticks. This is personal taste, just make sure that all cuts are a uniform size.
- Put slices in large bowl and cover with cold water. Let sit for 1-2 hours. (if possible)
- Drain and pat dry. Put back in large bowl.
- Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle seasonings. Stir to cover potatoes.
- Let sit for 10-30 minutes if possible.
- Place potatoes on cooking sheet. Being careful not to let them touch.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Check them after 20 to make sure your oven doesn't run too hot.
- For extra crispness, you may want to flip potatoes at 20 minutes when you check them.