Prep Time: 5 - 10 min
Bake Time: 30 min
If you're looking for a side dish you can throw together fast and pair with most entrees, these baked fries are some family favorites! Plus, by baking the potato wedges instead of frying them, they're as good for your health as they are tasty!
Let's get started:
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. This heat is going to help give your fries some seriously satisfying crispiness!
Now, gather your potatoes together and give them a good wash. It really doesn't matter how many, but I usually use two (three if I have dinner guests). Also, Russets, Yukon Golds, and Reds all work phenomenally in this recipe - I just used Russets this time because they were what I had on hand.
Now it's time to chop them up! First, cut them into 1/4 inch slices, discarding the ends...
Then quarter the slices to make small yet satisfying wedges like so:
Okay, now it's time to introduce the ingredients that make these potatoes even more delicious: Salt, Pepper, Garlic Salt, and Olive Oil.
These ingredients have a permanent home on my kitchen counter because they make everything taste great! But the best thing about this recipe is that you can tweak these ingredients to fit your taste or needs - for example, if you are cutting back on sodium, you could kick out the garlic salt and salt but use minced garlic or flavored oil to maintain the fullness of flavor.
All right, now drizzle olive oil over a nonstick baking sheet like so:
I swear by nonstick because it saves so much time and headache lifting the fries from the sheet later. But, if yours isn't nonstick, just use more oil or flip 5 minutes into baking to be safe!
Time to add the taters! Make sure they are all touching the bottom of the pan to get the best texture later.
Now bring back that olive oil and lightly drizzle it over the potatoes. Then, sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic salt over the fries, about 2 teaspoons of each - however, add to your own taste! The more spices you see on any potato wedge, the more flavor you're going to have, so it's really up to you to make your version of the perfect fries. Remember, you can use less of any spice you don't like and add other spices you may prefer if you feel like mixing things up.
Oh yeah, I'm getting hungry already. Pop these in your preheated oven for a quick 30 minutes, and before you know it...
They're all done! Use a spatula to lift them off the baking sheet (I may or may not sneak a bite or 5 at this step)...
... and serve them up to the soon-to-be satisfied people at your table! I hope you love them as much as my family does!
2 - 3 Russets (or 3 - 4 Yukon Golds or Reds)
Olive Oil for drizzling
2 tsp Salt (or to taste)
2 tsp Pepper (or to taste)
2 tsp Garlic Salt (or to taste)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut potatoes into 1/4 inch slices, discarding ends, then quarter the slices to make wedges. Drizzle olive oil over a nonstick baking sheet and add potatoes. Lightly drizzle olive oil on top of the fries and sprinkle the salt, pepper, and garlic salt over the fries to season. Bake for 30 minutes, lift from baking sheet with a spatula, and serve immediately.