How to Make Oven Baked Fries
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Super crispy oven baked Cajun fries to kick off Fat Tuesday!
  • 6 medium size russet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 4-5 tbsp olive oil, divided
  1. Wash the potatoes, peel and cut them in almost equal size thickness.You can see the steps by step pictures underneath to give you an idea. I usually cut the potato in half lengthwise.Then I again cut the two halves in half lenthwise, thus ending with 4 pieces. Then I cut each piece in 3-4 long sticks.
  2. Keep a hot water bowl nearby and keep adding the potatoes in there as it will help to remove starch thus ensuring crispy exterior of potatoes.
  3. Let them sit in hot water for good 15-30 minutes. Rinse and wipe potatoes with clean paper towel. Now take a plastic bag or zip lock and add potatoes in there.
  4. In another mix all the spices together.
  5. Add half of the spice mix to the potatoes and add 3 tbsp oil. Seal the bag and toss them around so they get properly coated with the oil and spice mix.
  6. Preheat oven to 400F.
  7. Lay the potatoes in a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for good 20-25 minutes and then flip them around using tongs or spoon whatever is easy. Bake for another 15-25 minutes until you get the desired crispiness.
  8. Transfer them to a bowl and add the remaining spice mix along with oil. Toss them around and serve immediately!
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