Mmmm fries. Especially crispy ones. ESPECIALLY when they are crispy without frying!
Prep: 5 minutes
Bake time: 30 minutes
Serves: 3-4 as a side
2 large baking potatoes scrubbed well
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp creole seasoning (recipe below)
Preheat oven to 425.
Pat the potatoes dry and cut them lengthwise into 1/2 inch thick slices. Turn each slice flat and slice again lengthwise into even 1/2 inch thick fries.
Place potatoes into a large mixing bowl and add the oil, seasoning and 1/4 tsp salt. Toss well to coat, then transfer to a baking sheet. Arrange in one flat layer so they are not touching.
Roast, scraping the potatoes from the baking sheet with a metal spatula and turning them over halfway through, until golden brown and crispy, about 30 minutes.
Lightly sprinkle with coarse salt to taste and serve hot.
Yields about 2/3 cup
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
This seasoning has a pretty good kick to it, so eliminate some of the cayenne and black pepper if needed.
Recipe adapted from the Food Network.