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Oven Fries
July 2, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Recipes

If the budget dictates that the local fast food restaurant is off limits, try this recipe to appease that french fry addiction.

OVEN FRIES (these are definitely not french “fries”, but a nice substitute)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

1 fist size sweet or white potato per person, peeled  (peeling white potatoes is optional but, if not peeled, scrub well with plain water

1/2  teaspoon oil per potato – olive oil or any cooking oil available

salt & pepper, optional

As a safety precaution, trim a small slice off of one side to prevent the potato from rolling while slicing in half.

Setting potato on flat side, slice potato in half. Slice each half into 1/4 inch thick slices.

Slice the 1/4 inch thick slices into “fries” or “straws”.

Place “fries” on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with cooking oil. Toss potatoes and oil together to coat. Spread potatoes out into a single layer. Cook for approximately 20 minutes.

Remove from oven; salt & pepper (optional)

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