Oven-Fried Potatoes

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Get in There and Cook: A Master Class for the Starter Chef

By Richard Sax

Published 1997

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Classic French French fries or pommes frites are usually deep-fried twice in beef fat, lard, or oil. But by baking instead of frying, you can make them with only a fraction of the usual fat. Turn the potatoes often as they cook, so all of the sides brown evenly. While they are still hot, sprinkle them with coarse salt.


  • 4 long russets, Idahos, or sweet potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed, and patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
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  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Cut the potatoes into long wedges; rinse with cold water and drain. Spread on a double thickness of paper towels and top with another double layer; press to dry thoroughly.
  2. Place the potatoes in a bowl; add the oil and toss t