Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Oven Fries

I know I said I would not make anything low calories, and oddly enough I found this recipe in a book I picked up at Goodwill, who knew. But this recipe is worth the time, trust me on this one.

3T unsalted butter(I have used salted butter)
1 pound large red or white all purpose potatoes(I use what is in my pantry)
1/2 t salt
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Skim the foam off the top and discard, set the butter aside. (This is the toughest part of this recipe)

Peel the potatoes, and slice into julienned strips about 2-2 1/2 inches long, by 1/4 inch thick. Soak the cut potatoes, in a bowl of cold water for 5 minutes. Drain the potatoes and rinse thoroughly under cold water. Sandwich between several layers of paper towels and pat dry. Transfer the potatoes to a medium bowl.

Skim off 2 tablespoons of the clear yellow part of the reserved melted butter and discard the white milk solids in the bottom of the pan. Pour the clarified butter over the potatoes and toss to completely coat the potatoes.

Spread the potatoes on a large baking sheet, making sure they don't stick together. Bake for 15 minutes in the top of the oven, then toss the potatoes with the salt and rearrange them with a metal spatula to brown evenly. Bake for 5 minutes longer and toss again, and bake for another 5 minutes until the potatoes are brown and crisp.

P.S. The baking is a bit time consuming but will be worth it in the end. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Permission to Mother should be studying said...

I've done this the lazy way.
1/4 inch slices of potatoes laid out in 9x13 stone dish greased with olive oil, season to taste.

I turn if needed. How long to cook? I am so lazy, I never paid attention. Yours sounds like you get consistent results.