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Bake Some Crave-able Crispy Oven Fries With Flakey Sea Salt

Jenny from Not Entirely Average
Perfect oven baked French fries aren't just a food thing, they're a smart thing and an easy 'bridge' linking healthy AND crispy!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Soak Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 1 cup servings
Calories 228 kcal


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    Ingredients for Crave-able Crispy Oven Fries With Flakey Sea Salt

    • 8 cups water
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
    • 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes well scrubbed, cut into 1/2-inch sticks
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon flakey sea salt such as Malden

    optional seasonings

    • Parmesan cheese
    • truffle oil
    • fresh chopped rosemary
    • malt vinegar


    The Method

    • Place the large rimmed baking sheet in the oven and preheat to 425°F.
    • Combine water, vinegar and the Kosher salt in a large pot and bring to a boil. Once at a rolling boil, remove from the heat and carefully add the potatoes to the water being careful not to splash and burn your hands. Soak potatoes, fully submerged, for 10 full minutes.
    • Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove the potatoes to a few layers of paper toweling. Gently pat dry, then transfer to a medium bowl and toss with the olive oil. Remove the hot baking sheet from the oven and spread the potatoes in a single layer. Bake, flipping halfway through, until golden and crispy, 40 to 50 minutes.
    • Remove fries from the oven and immediately sprinkle the flakey sea salt all over. Let rest for 2 minutes. Transfer the fries to a serving bowl and serve immediately.


    Serving: 1servingCalories: 228kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 905mgPotassium: 712mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 2mg
    Keyword baked, crispy, French fries, healthy, oven baked, potatoes