Yes I said it-- these fries are soon to be famous, I just have a feeling! I have had kids fight over these fries in our household and not just my own children. I know have three other kid's thumbs up on these yummy fries. The best part-- you can change them around depending on what flavor you are looking for OR what you have in the house. That is what is important to me....sometimes I just don't have everything but that is okay, they still taste wonderful. Basically I will be telling you a technique and you can then run with it.
Kerry's Soon To Be Famous Fries
Potatoes (cut up as many as you need)
Italian Seasoning (mine has basil, oregano & other seasonings)
A large baking sheet, preferrably one with sides
Non-stick aluminum foil (this is HUGE but if you don't have it, then just use a bit more olive oil)
1. Peel your potatoes if you want-- if not just make sure skins are nice and clean. Cut your potatoes into whatever shape you would like. I know the recipe says fries but I have done cubes, fries, chunks, wedges, etc. Whatever you have time for. For me, cutting thin fries takes time so when I don't have time, I just cut them however. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. Place non stick aluminum foil on baking sheet. Place cut potatoes onto the sheet.
3. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil. If you are using the non stick foil, you really don't need very much at all. Maybe 2 tsp total for the entire pan- really. Otherwise the foil will be very greasy at the end.
4. Then sprinkle season salt, italian seasoning and parmesan cheese on to taste. We like lots of season salt, quite a bit of italian seasoning and a good amount of parmesan cheese. If you aren't sure if your kids will like one of the seasonings then go light on it. Toss the potatoes so the seasoning and oil gets on all sides.
5. Stick pan in the preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
6. After 20 minutes, stir potatoes (basically flip them over for the top side can get nice and crispy). Then stick them back into the oven for another 15-20 minutes. This really depends on what shape you cut them into. Thicker shapes will need the full 40 minute cooking time.
7. Enjoy! We love the crispy edges that you get with the thinner cuts.
There you have it. Kerry's soon to be famous fries. The nice thing is, you can switch up the seasonings if you like. Instead of italian seasoning I have used steak seasoning, Old Bay, just some dried oregano, or none at all. If you don't have any parmesan cheese, they still taste very good without it. If you want to steer clear of too much salt, use less or just leave it out all together.
Miss BB eats the fries with mayo. SJ and hubby like ketchup. H loves to eat them just plain and I go between all three ways!