Crispy Baked French Fries

crispy baked French fries


  • 2 to four natural russet potatoes (about eight ounces every)
  • ¼ cup plus 1 teaspoon high quality canola oil or vegetable oil
  • Sea salt and floor black pepper


russet potatoes

  1. Regulate an oven rack to the bottom place and preheat the oven to 475 levels Fahrenheit. Scrub the potatoes and reduce them, lengthwise, into 10 to 12 even wedges. The trick is to first quarter the potatoes lengthwise, after which minimize every quarter lengthwise into 2 to three wedges (I sliced mine a bit too skinny).
  2. Place the sliced potatoes into a big bowl and canopy them with scorching water (I used scorching water from the faucet, however others have prompt that pipes can leach impurities into scorching water, so it might be greatest to make use of cool faucet water that has been heated on the range). Allow them to soak for 10 minutes. This step releases a few of the starch within the potatoes and lets them take up moisture, which results in crisp outsides and moist interiors.
  3. Cowl a big, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle ¼ cup oil onto the paper, then sprinkle it evenly with about ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  4. Drain the potatoes and pat them dry completely with a tea towel or paper towels. Toss the potatoes with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and blend evenly.
  5. Organize the fries in a single layer on a baking sheet and canopy the sheet tightly with foil. Bake for five minutes, then take away the foil and proceed to bake for 10 minutes. Rotate the pan and prepare dinner one other 5 to 10 minutes, till the underside of the potatoes are spotty golden brown.
  6. Take away the baking sheet from the oven and scrape the fries unfastened with a spatula. Then use tongs or the spatula to flip over every wedge. Organize them in a fair layer and put them again within the oven to bake till the fries are golden and crisp, about 5 to 10 minutes longer. Rotate the pan as crucial to assist them brown evenly.
  7. Season with salt and pepper (thinly sliced inexperienced onions and shaved Parmesan are elective) and serve scorching.