Rustic Fries – in the Oven!

30 Sep

These made a great accompaniment to our Lemon-Thyme Roast Chicken. We were fortunate to have purple potatoes from our CSA – talk about gorgeous! But this will work with regular potatoes as well.

Oven-Roasted Rustic Fries

6 medium red potatoes cut into thick, rustic spears (peeling is unnecessary)

2 Tbs vegetable oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Soak potatoes in a large bowl of cold water for 30 minutes (to remove some of the starches)

Pat dry (you want them fairly dry).

Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss potatoes with oil on baking sheet and spread in a single layer. Roast for 45 minutes, turning 2 or 3 times, until crisp and golden. Finish with 3-5 minutes under the broiler for greater crispness.  Season with salt and pepper if desired.

4 Responses to “Rustic Fries – in the Oven!”

  1. ceciliag October 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    Absolutely, one of my favourite foods a crispy humble potato! c

  2. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide September 30, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    These look awesome! I always hear soaking is the trick. I have to try oven fries again!

    • nataliadecuba October 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

      Thanks for your comment! Soaking is meant to get rid of some of the starch…

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