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Crispy Oven-Baked French Fries

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Alexandra's Kitchen
Alexandra Stafford is the blogger behind Alexandra's Kitchen, a food blog featuring mostly simple, sometimes fussy but always seasonal recipes.
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This simple recipe for oven fries with only four ingredients is especially good, especially crispy on the edges, especially creamy on the inside.

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Total Cooking Time

4

Ingredients
Alexandra's Kitchen
Alexandra Stafford is the blogger behind Alexandra's Kitchen, a food blog featuring mostly simple, sometimes fussy but always seasonal recipes.
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Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
4
Serves 4
2
up to 4 potatoes, about 1 1/2 lbs total
1/4 cup
to taste
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Directions

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Step 1
Wash the Potatoes (2) and cut them, lengthwise, small, even wedges or sticks.
Step 2
Adjust an oven rack to the lowest position (or any rack — every oven is different) and preheat the oven to 475 degrees F (250 degrees C).
Step 3
Place the sliced potatoes into a large bowl and cover them with hot tap water. Let them soak for 10 minutes.
Step 4
Spread Olive Oil (3 Tbsp) over a rimmed baking sheet.
Step 5
Drain the potatoes and dry them thoroughly with a tea towel. Dry out the bowl they were just soaking in. Put the potatoes back in and toss with Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) and Kosher Salt (1 tsp) .
Step 6
Arrange the fries in a single layer on the baking sheet and cover the sheet tightly with foil. Bake for 5 minutes, then remove the foil.
Step 7
Continue to bake for 15 to 20 minutes, rotating the pan after 10 minutes to ensure even browning.
Step 8
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and, using a firm spatula, loosen the fries from the bottom of the pan. I find flipping the potatoes at this step to be problematic, so I just gently jostle the fries, trying as best I can not to break any and to shake them up a bit so that they will brown evenly.
Step 9
Continue to bake until the fries are golden and crisp, about 5 to 10 minutes longer. Rotate the pan as necessary to help them brown evenly.
Step 10
Remove from the oven, and season with more Maldon® Sea Salt Flakes (to taste) and/or any other seasonings you wish. Serve immediately or as soon as they are cool enough to eat.

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