Oven baked french fries

By Joy Bauer
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SERVES
4

Ingredients

  • 2 large russet potatoes, cut into thin french-fry-like strips
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, optional

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a large baking sheet with nonstick oil spray. Spread the fries out in a single layer on the baking sheet and mist the tops liberally with additional oil spray. Do not overcrowd the pan or overlap potato sticks. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over the fries.

2. Bake the fries for 20 minutes, flipping them halfway through using a wide rubber spatula (scrape the bottom of the pan if the fries seem to stick, so you don’t break part the fries).

3. To finish, set the oven to broil and broil for 5 more minutes (depending on how brown and crispy you like your fries—watch closely so they don’t burn since ovens will vary). Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

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