Baked Pommes Frites

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 side servings
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Ingredients

6 russet potatoes

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Peel potatoes and cut lengthwise into quarter-inch thick slices. Cut again into 1/4-inch thick fries. Place the potatoes into a bowl with cold water; this will help keep the fries crisp. Just before cooking, drain water and place on paper towel, pat dry.
  3. Put the potatoes in a bowl; add olive oil, 1 tablespoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Toss well and lay out in 1 layer on nonstick baking sheet. Bake until light brown. Cook for approximately 30 to 40 minutes, turning frequently until golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven, allow to cool for 1 or 2 minutes and serve.