Far from a compromise for the unfortunate, oven fries are one of the best potato treats around. It is easy to make great oven fries. Here is how:
6 fresh thin skinned red potatoes ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh parsley 1 tablespoon paprika Sea Salt Black Pepper to taste Homemade Ketchup
Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray it with non stick spray and place in the oven preheated to 425 F.Cut scrubbed red skinned potatoes, with skin left on, into wedges, length wise half by half by half making 8 fries per potato.Combine oil, parsley and paprika in a mixing bowel, put in potato wedges and toss. Remove the hot baking sheet from the oven, carefully, of course, and spread the potato wedges on it, single layer.Put the baking sheet back in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes to make the potatoes brown on the outside and and soft on the inside. Serve with homemade ketchup.
Homemade Ketchup Recipe:
2 pounds fresh ripe tomatoes, ½ cup white vinegar, ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 chopped onion, I minced garlic clove, 1 ½ teaspoon salt
Ketchup is by far the world's favorite to have with french fries but but you might consider Fry Sauce for your oven baked fries. It is a simple recipe that is quick and easy to batch up:
1 cup ketchup 1 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish. Mix ingredients until blended and store in refrigerator for up to one week. Makes two cups.
Barbecue Mayonnaise is also a good choice: 1 cup barbecue sauce, ½ cup mayonnaise. Mix completely. Stays fresh in refrigerator for one week. Makes 1 ½ cups.
Blue Cheese Dip is also tasty with oven baked fries:1 cup mayonnaise, ½ cup buttermilk, 4 ounces blue cheese crumbles, ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Mix ingredients. Keeps in refrigerator for one week. Make 1 ½ cups.Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and cook until onions are soft over a medium heat. It takes about 15 minutes. Put in blender and puree. Put it back into the sauce pan and cook for about 15 minutes until it thickens. Let cool in refrigerator.
These recipes come from a book by Zac Williams entitled, simply enough, French Fries. It has 126 pages of recipes for all kinds of ways to make fun french fries. Mr. Williams is a professional photographer who has created many cook books for a major publishing company.
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