One of my new favorite things is making my own french fries! Okay, not that new lol (see here, here, and here :). I just love baking fries because it’s a quick, easy and a healthier alternative to eating a snack that is normally deep-fried in oil.
Just like my previous french fry recipes, this one is no exception! Another easy peasy munchie to whip up last-minute or on the spur of the moment (ie, cravings)!
Cut potatoes into nice long skinny french fries, and then blanch in a bowl of cold water for a few minutes. Pat the fries until dry, drizzle with grape seed oil and season with Lawry’s and fresh ground pepper…
Spread fries on a wire rack in a single layer and bake in a 425° oven.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the fries are brown and crispy…
Eeek! I think I made way too many fries! You can either just remove the rack and use the same baking sheet or transfer the fries to a smaller baking dish. Here I’ve covered the fries with mozzarella, fresh grated parmesan cheese, and crumbled up some New York extra sharp cheddar! What’s so great about this is that you can use whatever type of cheese you have in your fridge because any type of melted cheese is yummy! :)
Put back into the oven for a few minutes until the cheese has melted…
Mmmm cheesy goodness!
As great as they were, I think bacon bits need to be added the next time this gets made! LOL.
Baked Cheesy Fries
- 2 large russet potatoes
- 4 tablespoons grapeseed oil
- 2 1/2 teaspoons Lawry’s Seasoned Salt (if not available, regular sea salt)
- fresh ground black pepper
- assorted cheeses: mozzarella, parmesan, NY extra sharp cheddar
- Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil with a rack on top.
- Wash the potatoes and pat dry. Cut the potatoes into thin fries.
- Place the fries into a bowl of cold water for a few minutes. Drain the water, and pat the fries dry with paper towels.
- Toss the dried fries into a bowl with the grapeseed oil, Lawry’s and pepper. Toss well to evenly coat the fries.
- Lay the fries on the rack in a single layer.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until desired browness and crispness. Cover with cheeses. Return to oven and bake until cheese has melted.
- Eat immediately!
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