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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Oven Baked Carnival Fries

Janelle from Comfy In The Kitchen is back with Oven Baked Carnival Fries - YumO!

She writes: "I don't know about you, but I have a SERIOUS weakness when it comes to french fries! I never order them out, but I ALWAYS steal them off my husbands plate (I pretend the calories don't count that way). My favorite kind of fries are carnival fries...the ones that come in a cup and you pour vinegar and ketchup over top of them...yep, the REAL greasy ones that are just NO good for me! 
I have found a way to give into my taste buds AND be nice to my body all at the same time..This is such an easy recipe for oven baked fries. It cuts out the "frying" and doesn't give you that heavy "I just ate something I shouldn't have" feeling. My entire family LOVES these!!!" 

(If you don't have a slicer, it is okay...I have cut potatoes for years using just a sharp knife)

 The slicer I use is the professional multi-chopper @ Williams Sonoma I received it as a gift, but it is priced reasonably-I use it every day!)

Slice 5-6 baking potatoes like so..

Lay out fries on a baking sheet- if your baking sheets are small, you may need to disperse them on 2 sheets 

Drizzle with olive oil

Sprinkle with Sea Salt (or regular table salt) 

Bake at 425 for 45 mins (flipping every so often)

MMMM!!!! A great side to casual week day dinner
(We had these tonight with turkey and swiss ciabatta sandwiches!) 

Oven Baked French Fries

4-5 baking potatoes
2 Tbsp olive oil

2 tsp sea salt (or table salt)
Pre-heat oven to 425. Wash and dry potatoes and slice lengthwise into strips. Lay out sliced potatoes on  a baking rack. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake in oven for 45 mins, flipping fries half way through. Serve with ketchup! MMMmm! 
Enjoy! ~Janelle

Thank you Janelle!!!!

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Anonymous Beckie said...

I think I'm doing something right!! I have been fixing these for my family for years!!! They LOVE them!!!

June 23, 2011 at 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oven fries are pesky creatures to get crisp without overcooking them. I've found that if I rinse them after slicing and then paper-towel-dry them really well, and then add the salt and let sit in a covered bowl for about 1/2 hour or so, and then towel dry them again to get rid of a bit of the moisture the salt draws out, and THEN add the oil and roast... you'll get a crispier outer and a nice, fluffy inner every time.
I think I've got way too much time on my hands :o) LOL!
Hope this helps!

June 23, 2011 at 10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I make these a lot! My kids like them ALMOST as much as I do! :)
To cut down on the oil, I put one Tablespoon or two of olive oil in a large tupperware bowl with a tight lid and shake the fries until lightly coated with oil.
YUM! Thanks, Janelle! :) ~Kim A.

June 23, 2011 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

My husband would love these, thanks for sharing the recipe!

June 23, 2011 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Mmmm...I've never made fries because of staying away from fried foods. I figured we get enough when out. I really like the fact that these are baked. My husband will be happy. :-)

I also wanted to thank you for sharing your blog space for us to interact with others.

I hope your weekend is joy-filled.

June 23, 2011 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Those look delish! I have a french fry weeakness as well--so much so that I am just coming off a three-month fast from french fries. Maybe THAT's why they look so yummy... ;)

Glad you made it home safely and thanks for always being an encouragement!

June 24, 2011 at 6:17 AM  
Anonymous April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

This is such a great recipe to share - so much healthier but still very, very tasty!

June 24, 2011 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Crystal said...

Thanks to the anon who gave the tips on getting crispy fries! I always have that problem!

June 24, 2011 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Okay, I just finished writing out my menu for the coming week. I had "hillbilly hotdogs" on the menu (not my name for them, lol). I literally never serve hot dogs, but since there are great coupon match-up sales going on at the moment, I'm "treating" them. I thought about fries for a side, but didn't want to buy frozen. I'm giving these a try, Janelle.

June 24, 2011 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger the Busy at Home Mom said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing this recipe! They sound like the perfect side to the homemade chicken tenders we're having for dinner tonight!

June 24, 2011 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Thank you, thank you for sharing this recipe. My dad and I both love French fries and this is a nice alternative :) :) I'm going to "favorite" this post, so I can find the recipe later on :) :) Have a great weeekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

June 24, 2011 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I make these too!! My family likes it when I make them spicy by sprinkling on some chili powder, paprika, and garlic powder. Extra yummy!!

June 24, 2011 at 8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm looking to purchase a slicer/chopper and was wondering.... you said you use yours everyday. What else do you use your chopper for? Also, i've never tried carnival fries before and these sound so good. Do you put vinegar on yours at home?

June 24, 2011 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger Sharon Wang said...

These sound great! I, too, LOVE french fries. And I always need a use for the extra potatoes I have on hand when I make baked potatoes. (My husband doesn't like them and I don't want to eat a whole bag by myself). I do freeze them sometimes, but think next time I'll treat myself to these fries!

June 25, 2011 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Janelle Nehrenz said...

Your suggestions are music to my ears!!! Love em!!!! @Anon- I use my chopper for so many things-there are different cutting boards I set inside of it. I dice onions, peppers, celery...etc. I also core and slice apples. You name is great. It is not the "chef" thing to do..but it's quick, easy, and safe! Cleanup is fast too. Now that you mention it, I don't think I did use vinegar on my fries at home! lol! But, I love vinegar on them! I am also a huge ketchup fan. ;) Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Love to ya, Janelle

June 25, 2011 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yes! I love making oven baked fries the exact same way...except we do them as potato wedges. They are always delicious! We especially love them with the sea salt on them.


June 26, 2011 at 1:13 PM  

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