Cajun Baked French Fries
Recipe adapted from Erin Alderson @ naturallyella.com
Cook time: About 40 minutes
4 medium potatoes
4 Tbsp. peanut oil
1 Tbsp. oregano
½ Tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. black pepper
Sprinkling of salt
Sprinklings of Cajun seasoning
Sprinkling of fresh herbs (optional)
-Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
-In a medium/large bowl combine the peanut oil, oregano, garlic powder and black pepper. Set aside.
-To cut fries from the potatoes: Cut the ends off of each potato. Proceed in placing the potato cut end down, make ¼ in. slices into the potato. Give the potato a ¼ turn and slice ¼ in. slices again. To see this visually, check out Erin’s site here: http://naturallyella.com/2010/03/06/homemade-french-fries/
-Add freshly cut fries to the oil mixture. Mix together with your hands so that each fry is evenly coated.
-It’s your choice how you would like to prepare your baking sheet. Either use the sheet naked, covered with foil or parchment paper if you have it.
-Place the fries evenly over the baking sheet. Sprinkle each fry with salt and Cajun seasoning. Add chopped, fresh herbs if desired. We had fresh parsley on hand.
-Bake the fries for about 40 minutes, taking the time to flip the fries halfway through cooking. Once flipped, recoat the fries in the Cajun seasoning.
(Erin suggests in not over-crowding the pan, but with 4 medium potatoes and a large baking sheet I experienced no problems.)
These fries are a tasty take on the popular Old Bay Fries, but I kinda like these better! They were so good that I used my last 3 potatoes of the week to make this recipe again!