Fries are hard to make at home if you only have a normal oven. But it is not impossible, you might just not know how to do it yet. So let’s break the task of making better fries than in restaurants at home. We’ll do some herb-tasting ones in this recipe, but you can easily change it to chili, garlic or peppers-flavored ones as well.
Oven made fries that beats restaurant friesCourse: Sides, DinnerCuisine: French, Mediterranean, American, europeanDifficulty: Medium
Homemade fries are hard to get great without a frying machine, but here is a recipe for some delicious ones, that, if well made, will be better than most standard restaurant fries.
Potatoes, Normal or “soft” ones. With skin or without.
Oil. Olivie oil tastes great with this, but you can use other oils as well
Salt & pepper
Dried herbs like rosemary, basil, estragon
- Set the oven to 200 degrees celsius
- Optional: peel the potatoes if you do not want the rustic feel from the skins
- Slice the potatoes into strips or potato wedges
- Boil the potato wedges in water until they get soft
- Take them out of the boiling water, spread them out on a baking sheet, and put them into the oven for drying. Only a short time in the oven will be enough, we just want the surface of the fries to become dry
- Take them out and put them into a bowl. Add a lot of olive oil to the bowl. Add rosemary, basil, and a little bit of estragon. Add salt (and pepper if you want). Shake the bowl until the oil and herbs are covering every side of every potato wedge
- Put them back onto the tray and into the oven. Raise the temperature slightly, to about 225 degrees celsius. Keep them there for about 15 minutes or until they are nicely golden brown on the surface and the hot oil have made them crispy on the edges
- Serve them in nice bowls with some additional salt on. Make some Aioli and serve that with these and enjoy.
- Make the Rosemary Aioli together with these fries and get a side dish to die for!