The best oven french fries you've ever had made from potatoes and baked crispy in the oven. Who doesn't love great homemade french fries?
- 4 or 5 russet potatoes
- 5 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- additional salt to taste
- Peel the potatoes and cut them into 8 long wedges. Make sure they are all close to the same thickness.
- Put all of the potatoes in a medium bowl. Fill the bowl with hot tap water and let the potatoes soak for 10 to 30 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes and then pat them dry with a clean dish cloth or paper towels.
- Wipe the bowl out so there is no water left in it. Put the dry potatoes back in the dry bowl and toss them in 1 tablespoon of oil.
- Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. On a large, rimmed baking sheet add the remaining 4 tablespoons of oil and spread it all over the pan until it is completely coated (a pastry brush works well here).
- Sprinkle the salt on the oiled pan. Lay the potatoes out in even rows with one side against the pan.
- Cover the pan tightly with foil and bake for 5 minutes.
- Remove the foil and continue baking for 15-20 minutes.
- Using tongs or a metal spatula, flip all of the potatoes over so that the other side is now against the pan. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are crispy and starting to brown.
- Remove hot fries from the pan onto paper towels to drain some of the grease, add additional salt to taste, and then serve warm.
- If you like pepper, add some of that to the baking sheet with the salt.
- Prep Time: 45 min
- Cook Time: 45 min
- Category: side
- Method: bake
- Cuisine: American
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