Saturday, 17 April 2021

how to make french fries in the oven


 how to make french fries in the oven 

how to make french fries in the oven

 Today, we're going to make perfectly baked french fries. making french fries at home is easy to do in your oven and I'm going to share a few tips and tricks about how to make french fries in the oven that i've learned along the way so that you'll get perfectly crispy results every time.

 To get started I'm using 1 pound of potatoes because that's what I can fit onto a single baking sheet you can use Yukon gold or Russet potatoes for this recipe but I think Russet potatoes will give you the most classic French fries when it comes to both taste and texture slice the potatoes into thin pieces about a 1/4 to a 1/2 inch thick the thinner you slice them the faster.

 they will cook and the crispier they will be you can peel them if you want to or leave the skin on like I do because i don't want to go through that extra effort plus, there's nutrition in those potato skins no matter how thick or thin you slice the potatoes.

 The most important thing to keep in mind is that you keep the potato pieces relatively equal in size so that they will cook evenly if you have some pieces that are smaller than others you might need to remove those from the oven earlier than the rest, so that they won't burn now.

 That our potatoes are sliced I'm going to show you a little trick for making french fries crispier in the oven fill a large bowl with cold water then add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of salt to make a salt water bath let the sliced potatoes soak in the salt water for 15 to 30 minutes.

 The cold water helps remove some of the starch from the potatoes and the salt helps draw out some of their moisture resulting in crispier french fries while the potatoes are soaking you can preheat the oven to 400 degrees and stir together.

The french fry seasoning to make the seasoning you'll combine a 1/2 teaspoon of celery salt a 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder a 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder a 1/4 teaspoon of paprika a 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, or less if you don't love spicy fries and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt stir that together and your seasoning mix is ready to go.

 When the potatoes are done soaking drain them then transfer them to a towel so that you can pat them dry and remove as much moisture as possible I'm also going to dry out that soaking bowl so that.

 I can reuse it for the seasoning add the potatoes back into the bowl and drizzle them with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil toss them gently so they'll be evenly coated then sprinkle the seasoning mix over the fries and toss them again until all of the potatoes look well seasoned arrange the potatoes in a single layer on a large baking sheet and make sure they aren't touching for maximum crispiness.

 One thing you have to keep in mind is that all the potato slices are cut to the same size. If some of them are small, there is a risk of burning.Because the smaller slices will be cooked faster while the other larger slices are not cooked yet, so by the time the larger slices are cooked, the smaller ones will be burnt. bake the fries at 400 degrees for 20 minutes when the timer goes off remove them from the oven and flip them over so they can crisp up evenly on all sides.

 They're already starting to look nice and golden you'll need to bake these for another 15 to 20 minutes or until the fries look golden and crispy I usually need to cook these french fries for 40 minutes total.

 But your oven at home might be different than mine so just keep an eye on them you'll know the fries are done when they look golden and feel crisp to the touch serve them warm with your favorite dip like my homemade ketchup which you can make in a blender in just 5 minutes I hope you'll enjoy these baked french fries soon