• Oven Baked French Fries

    (Serves 5)


    • 4-5 potatoes (we used russets, about 3-4 inches in size.)
    • ¼ cup vegetable oil
    • Kosher salt (it’s the crunchy kind you find on pretzels)


    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
    2. Scrub the potatoes.
    3. Peel or don’t peel the potatoes, depending on what you like and how the potatoes look. If the skins have dark or sprouting spots, cut those away with a knife.
    4. Slice the potatoes. We cut ours in half, then we cut each half into four or more wedges. You can also cut them thinner if you choose.
    5. Soak the cut potatoes in a bowl of cold water while you slice the rest.
    6. Drain the potatoes in a strainer and shake off the water.
    7. Toss the potatoes in a bowl with the oil until they are all coated.
    8. Spread the potatoes on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle with the salt (and any other seasonings you’d like, such as Sazon or Old Bay.)
    9. Bake the potatoes in the oven for at least 25 minutes. As long as they are easily pierced with a fork, they are ready to be eaten, but they can bake even longer for more crispness (up to about 45 minutes.)