Oven Fries

READY IN: 55mins




  • Adjust oven rack to lowest position; heat oven to 475 degrees. Place potatoes in a large bowl and cover with hot tap water; soak 10 minutes. Meanwhile, coat 18 by 12 inch heavy duty rimmed baking sheet (non stick works well) with 4 tablespoons oil and sprinkle evenly with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.
  • Drain potatoes. Spread potatoes out on triple layer of paper towels and thoroughly pat dry with additional paper towles. Rinse and wipe out the empty bowl; return potatoes to the bowl and toss with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on prepared baking sheet; cover tightly with foil and bake 5 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake until bottoms of potatoes are spotty golden brown, 15-20 minutes, rotating baking shet after 10 minutes. Using metal spatula and tongs, scrape to loosen potatoes from pan, then flip each wedge, keeping potatoes in a single layer. Continue baking until fries are golden and crisp, 5-15 minutes longer, ratating pan as needed if fries are browning unevenly.
  • Transfer fries to second baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste and serve.