Oven-Roasted French Fries

oven friesI recently got rid of my microwave to make room for an ice cream machine and food processor.  I figured I would get a lot more use out of the latter two items, and well— I just don’t have the counter space for anything else.  So when Jeff Slagg of Sel De Mer told me I should have a deep-fryer to make the perfect french fries- my heart sank. There just isn’t room in my tiny kitchen, no matter how much I love fries.  Finally, he let me in on a little secret about how to get the perfect restaurant-style french fries in my oven. And they’re AMAZING.

Oven-Roasted French Fries

  • 3-4 Russet potatoes, sliced into fry shapes
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme, chopped
  • 1 tsp chives, chopped

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Heat the oil to about 300 degrees in a sautee pan. Add the sliced potatoes and cook until they begin to soften, about 10 minutes. Spread them onto a sheet pan and allow to cool completely.  Top with the herbs, salt and pepper to taste, and pop them in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and crispy.