Ever get the insatiable desire for ranch fries but don’t want to drive to some fast food joint to get them? Well, my potato loving friends, I have your solution! Oven baked french fries! Easy to make and insanely addicting. Also, if you have a bag of potato laying around that need to be used before they expire, this is a quick delicious way to use those bad boys up!
So start with your favorite potatoes.. Personally I like rose potatoes because they are meaty. Chop them with a BREAD knife because it will allow an even cut without snags or funky marks.
Slice one way, then proceed to separate the medallions into slivers. Vary them in size so that your fries are all unique. If you’re a technical person, go for the gold and cut them precisely(TO EACH THEIR OWN).
After cutting the taters up, put them in a bowl of HOT water and add some salt. This will allow them to soak in liquid to keep them plump. seal the bowl with plastic wrap and squeeze the air out. Less wiggle room, better sponging. Let sit for an hour.
Pre-heat your oven to 450F degrees. I use a pizza pan because you can evenly spread the fries out for full coverage. Cover with foil and spray with Baker’s Joy so they don’t stick to the foil.
Drain the water from the bowl, and dump the potatoes on a paper plate. Using the same bowl, pour EV Olive oil(liberal amount), garlic powder, onion powder, cracked pepper, and Montreal Steak seasoning in and stir with a fork until mixed. This will be the flavor to your fries.
Start to add blanched fries into the bowl and mix them with tongs until coated. Follow by placing fries on the pizza pan, spread out for optimal cooking.
Cook for about 20 minutes. You’ll start to smell them immediately because the Montreal has chunks of roasted Garlic in it. Once done, flip the fries over and put back in the oven for 10 minutes. Put them on a paper towel to soak some of the cooked oil up from the fries.
Then Voila! serve up in a cute bowl and add your favorite sauce or dip. You now have bitchin steak fries made in the comfort of your own home 🙂