Homemade French Fries

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Ingredients

    • 4-5 medium potatoes, cut in strips
    • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
    • 2 tsp garlic salt
    • ½ tsp ground black pepper
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    • 1 tsp paprika (optional)

 

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Directions:

  • Wash and dry 5 medium potatoes. Use a sharp knife to cut potatoes in long thin strips.  Place potato strips into a medium-sized bowl, add cold water just to cover the potatoes, and let them stand for 20 minutes.  This step will help to get rid of some of the potato starch and your fries will turn out crispy.

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  • In 20 minutes drain the potatoes, place them onto a clean kitchen towel, and let them dry.

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  • Put the potatoes back into the bowl, add 2 Tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, 2 teaspoons of garlic salt, ½ teaspoon of black pepper, and paprika (if using).  Mix well with a spoon trying not to break the potato strips.

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  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put the seasoned potato strips on the sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake at 425F for 30-40 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fries.

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  • As soon as the potato strips start browning on the edges and become crispy on the outside and soft inside, your fries are ready!  Take them out of the oven, and serve hot. They start to lose the crispiness as they cool down.

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Homemade French Fries

Homemade French Fries

Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 33 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4-5 medium potatoes cut in strips
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika optional

Instructions
 

  • Wash and dry 5 medium potatoes.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut potatoes in long thin strips. Place potato strips into a medium-sized bowl, add cold water just to cover the potatoes, and let them stand for 20 minutes.
    Homemade French Fries
  • In 20 minutes drain the potatoes, place them onto a clean kitchen towel, and let them dry.
    Homemade French Fries
  • Put the potatoes back into the clean bowl, add 2 Tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, 2 teaspoons of garlic salt, ½ teaspoon of black pepper, and paprika (if using). Mix well with a spoon trying not to break the potato strips.
    Homemade French Fries
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put the seasoned potato strips on the sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake at 425F for 30-40 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fries.
    Homemade French Fries
  • As soon as the potato strips start browning on the edges and become crispy on the outside and soft inside, your fries are ready! Take them out of the oven, and serve hot. They start to lose the crispiness as they cool down.
    Homemade French Fries

Notes

Soaking the potatoes helps get rid of some of the potato starch and make the fries a little crispy.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Homemade French Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 33 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 582mg25%
Potassium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 142IU3%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword dinner, dinner lunch, olive oil, paprika, potato, seasoning, side dish
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