Man-Approved Spicy Oven Fries

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I have always been a big fan of baked potatoes.

So it is no surprise that when I came across this lovely recipe my destiny had been sealed.

Not only did I end up with a good amount of delicious fries that made both me and my man very happy, but during making of this dish I learned a few useful tricks.

One of them is how to cut neat french fries. That is a precious trick that I will definitely cherish and use again.

And the next trick I learned is how to make sure that your fries keep their shape and do not break while baking.

Would you like to know the details?

Then you are invited to have a look at it all…

 

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This is what we need.

Very basic stuff.

If you do not have Italian seasoning on hand though, you can easily replace it with oregano and thyme.

 

 

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1. First, preheat the oven to 430 F (220 C).

2. Next, peel, wash, and dry the potatoes.

 

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3. Then, using a sharp knife, slice a 1/4-inch piece off the potato lengthwise in order to create a stable base for you to work with.

 

 

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4. Lay the potato flat on its cut side.

 

 

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5. Slice it into even planks.

 

 

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6. Then cut each plank into even wedges.

 

 

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7. Repeat with each potato.

 

 

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8. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites lightly.

 

 

man-approved-spicy-oven-baked-french-fries-recipe-in-a-small bowl, combine the spices - chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, Italian seasoning, and salt.

9. In a small bowl, combine the spices – chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, Italian seasoning, and salt.

 

 

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10. Dip the cut potatoes in egg to coat.

 

 

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11. Sprinkle the spices over the potatoes and toss well to coat.

 

 

man approved spicy oven baked french fries spray or brush a baking sheet with vegetable oil generously Then place the wedges on the baking sheet

12. Spray or brush a baking sheet with vegetable oil generously.

13. Then place the wedges on the baking sheet.

 

 

man approved spicy oven baked french fries bake in the preheated oven (430 F - 220 C) for about 40 minutes

14. Bake in the preheated oven (430 F – 220 C) for about 40 minutes.

To make sure that your fries will keep their nice shape and will not break, move them around (using a spatula) every 5-7 minutes.

I also sprinkled my fries with a little bit of additional vegetable oil while they were baking because they looked a little dry to me. You can do that, but you do not need to. It’s up to you.

 

 

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And here they are in all their golden beauty.

I recommend tasting you fries and add more salt if necessary.

Enjoy, dear friends!

With love,
Petra

(This recipe was inspired by mnn.com. Yield: 6-8 servings.)

 

31 thoughts on “Man-Approved Spicy Oven Fries

  1. These look amazing! I normally just cut my oven fries into sloppy looking wedges, drizzle with oil and season but yours look so much neater and tastier. Definitely going to try this recipe 🙂

  2. Love that this is man-approved…Add mom approved to the title too, because definitely a lot of moms would agree that this is a terrific way of enjoying fries, this is healthy. A winning recipe…Couldn’t ask for more! Gotta make some now!!!

  3. Umm, these fries look really gorgeous. So far, I have made cajun fries which taste really good. But there is no doubt about how good these fries must be like. So I note down your recipe.

    Cheers!

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  5. I saw these on Pinterest and love the spice combination, but I do it with a slight variation (I saw it was also suggested in the comments on the MNN post you linked to) — I like to use Canola or Olive Oil instead of egg whites. Yummy variation on a favorite treat here! And using Olive Oil gives you some healthy fat too 😉

  6. These look Yummy!! The pictures are Great, I refuse to use recipes with no pics {so I can see how it “should” turn out}………………….these are very nice!

    Found these pics on Pinterest 🙂

    Will try soon~~~~

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  8. I made these tonight, they were a hit! I have made homemade oven baked fries several times, and they never came out as crispy until I tried this recipe. The spices were so delicious and made our kitchen smell amazing. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  11. I am trying it today as the recipe looks awesome.
    But the egg coated on the potatoes seems to be cooking too much on the oven.
    Do I have to leave the egg white on the potatoes?

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  13. Loved these! made them and they were delicious! I added garlic powder and black pepper to the spice mix too. It added a little more depth to the spice combo. ^_^ Thank you for the amazing recipe! and great with egg white. I would have never thought to have used that.

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