• My kids, like most kids their age love French fries. I will not deny that I am a fan myself. Being a bit older and wiser though, I tend to steer away from most fried foods. Which is sad really, because sometimes you just need a French fry. So for years I tried oven fry recipes, one after another. Noting the things I liked about some, and the things that just didn’t work from others. My poor kids have suffered through many oven baked fry mishaps. All was not for naught however, I have finally come up with a recipe worth repeating!

    You will need about four russet potatoes. Peeled, and cut into your desired French fry shape. I often cut them into wedges, or thick cut style. However, you can make them as thin as you want, just know that your cooking times will be shorter so you should pay extra attention while baking.
    You will also need:
    6-7 tablespoons of vegetable oil
    A teaspoon (or more to taste) of salt
    1/2 teaspoon (or more to taste) of garlic powder

    Heat your oven to 475. Get it good and hot! While the oven is preheating boil a pot of water. Place your potatoes into a large mixing bowl. When the water begins to boil pour it over the top of your potatoes. Let them soak for about fifteen minutes.
    Drain the water and use paper towels to thoroughly dry the fries.

    Spread five tablespoons of your oil onto a cookie sheet. Spread it around so it covers the entire thing. Sprinkle some salt and garlic directly onto the pan.
    Place your potatoes back into their now dry mixing bowl and toss with the remaining oil and a pinch or two of garlic and salt. Lay the fries onto the oiled cookie sheet in a single layer.
    Bake for fifteen minutes. Remove from oven and flip the fries. Return to the oven and continue to bake another 10-15 minutes. Your fries should be perfectly golden brown (and delicious). Place them onto a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any rogue oils. And enjoy!