Hello foodies everywhere! Today in Trey’s Kitchen, we will be celebrating National Potato Day in style with this homemade French fry recipe!
The potato is a food staple with unlimited potential when it comes to cooking. The potato is so useful, in fact, that we celebrate its existence on October 27th on the holiday known as National Potato Day! Baked, fried, or mashed, the potato can be used in everything from fillers in soups to fermenting vodka. The uses of this super spud are truly limitless! In my kitchen today, we will be making the very popular potato dish: French fries!
Serves 1 person
Under 400 calories
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 40-45 minutes
Total time to make: 45-50 minutes
- 1 large baking potato (sweet or unsweet, depending on your taste)
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of paprika*
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder*
- 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder*
- 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder*
*Spices can vary, depending on your personal tastes. There is no right or wrong way to season fries. Tell us your favorite spice/seasoning combos in the comments! We’d love to hear them!
To get started on this recipe you must:
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C if you’re about that life, we don’t judge).
- Get your potato, and cut that baby into wedges (The size of your wedges will be the size of your fries, so cut them bad boys to your liking).
- Once the fries have been wedged, mix your olive oil and spices together into a perfect coating only you are worthy of making. Spread your spiced up olive oil coating onto your potato wedges, and those slippery taters are ready for cooking!
- Bake your potatoes on a baking sheet in the oven for 40-45 minutes. Flip your fries at least once during the baking process unless you want unevenly cooked fries. Once your fries are to a golden crisp, they are ready to be consumed! (But please let them cool for a few minutes. Scalded tongues ruin the experience)
Tips and Tricks
- When baking your fries, you can place aluminum foil over the fries to cook them a bit more evenly.
- To mix your olive oil and spices, a ziploc bag can do the trick just fine. Just pour the contents into the bag and shake shake shake!
- I recommend either Russet potatoes or Idaho potatoes, for they have a very unique taste, and have the perfect texture for the perfect French fry.
Eat these French fries as a tasty snack, a poppin’ appetizer, or a scrumptious side for your meals! Enjoy this delicious recipe, and share it with your friends!