I'm nearly out of cooking spray and would like to slice up some potatoes to make homemade french fries for my family. Any ideas?
If you have a vinaigrette salad dressing ( Italian is delicious) toss the potatoes in it, and bake as usual. it not only provides the needed oil, but also gives a punch of flavor.
Use so butter or marge, but you really do need oil as the butter can easily burn.
You can actually bake them without oil you know, it is possible, ive done it myself.
If you enjoy healthy eating, you're going to love this oven baked french fries recipes. In my humble opinion, homemade oven baked fries are much better that store bought frozen french fries. There definitely is a noticeable difference in taste.
The recipe that follows is very simple.
Oven Baked French Fries
2 pounds potatoes
1 tablespoon vinegar (optional)
4 tablespoons sunflower oil
salt and pepper
Rinse potatoes under running cold water to remove dirt. Give potatoes a thorough cleaning before cutting into steak fry size portions.
Before cutting your potatoes decided whether or not you will cut the potatoes with skin on. I prefer keeping the skin on because this gives the potatoes a homemade appearance and enhances flavor.
After cutting potatoes, rinse them again under cold running water. Place french fries in a large boil cover with cold water and chill for 10 to 30 minutes. To prevent fries from darkening add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to water solution.
After waiting period, remove fries from water and drain well. Next pat the french fries dry with a clean dish towel or paper towel. Put them in a dry bowl, then add sunflower oil and toss fries together until well coated.
Spread the french fries out evenly on a cookie sheet and bake on center oven rack at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes, turning once midway through baking. Bake fries until they are golden brown.
Finally, add salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.
Janette's Oven-Baked French Fries with Homemade Ketchup
* 4 russet potatoes
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* Nonstick cooking spray
* 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 6 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
* 1/4 cup finely minced red onion, chopped, soaked in cold water for 30 minutes, drained and squeezed dry
* 1 teaspoon tomato paste
* 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
* 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
* 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
* Pinch ground allspice
* 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper
To make the fries: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Peel the potatoes and cut into desired French-fry size. Place in a plastic bag along with the oil and shake until potatoes are evenly coated. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Put the potatoes on the baking sheet in a single layer and sprinkle with cayenne and black pepper.
Bake, turning potatoes once, until golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, to make the ketchup: Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside. If you like it chunky serve as is. If you don't want the ketchup chunky, put ingredients into a food processor to puree.
When the fries are done, sprinkle with salt and serve immediately with the ketchup.
Do you have any spray bottles that do fine mist? Put your veggie oil in it and mist the potatoes!
I rarely buy cooking sprays any more. For one thing I discovered they make me have asthma attack. Putting the veggie oil in mist bottle makes much more economic sense too. Do Olive Oils the same way. Label your mist bottles as to the type oil in each one.
forget the french fries! do a scalloped potato dish? http://www.recipezaar.com
BAKED FRENCH FRIES
4 potatoes, cut into French fries
3 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 tsp. salt
Dash of pepper
1 tbsp. minced onion
1/2 c. grated Velveeta cheese
1/2 c. half & half
Place potatoes in a foil lined pan. Mix all other ingredients together and pour over potatoes. Bake, covered, with foil at 375 degrees for 1 hour.