Oven “fries” are a good trick to have up your sleeve for weeknight dinners. They taste almost as good as real fries (okay, nothing tastes as good as really well done french fries), they’re a lot healthier, and they cook much more quickly than baked potatoes. Figure on ½ potato per person.
The technique is simple:
- Preheat the oven to 475 degrees
- Cut russet potatoes into long wedges
- Toss the wedges first with olive oil, then with seasoning, such as coarse salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika or a seasoning mix like Southwest seasoning
- Spread the potato wedges on a baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes until browned on each side, turning once halfway through the baking time
Oven fries are great by themselves or with ketchup, mustard or even salsa.