I am all for food that tastes good, is easy to make, and is HEALTHY. We like to make our own oven fries, and so we came up with a way to make them all of the above. It’s so simple, and it’s good. Disclaimer: there are lots of yummy, labour-intensive ways to make oven fries, including soaking the potatoes, tossing them in tons of oil, etc, but we’re going for easy & healthy!
Scrub your potatoes. If the skin isn’t too thick, you leave the peel. It tastes good, adds fibre, is quicker, and it also helps the fries not to stick to the tray. Cut off any eyes or bad spots.
Cut into wedges. Arrange on an ungreased cookie sheet skin-side down. This is important, because the skin side will not stick. The rest of the potato wedge WOULD stick, so try to balance them all on their skin.
Add any seasoning you’d like. We just use a little sea salt.
Bake in a preheated oven at 450 for about 45 minutes. You’ll see them puff up, and eventually turn a little brown and crispy. You may need to rotate and monitor them since every oven is different.
That’s it. That’s all. No oil. No soaking. No peeling. Just cut, bake, and eat. So healthy! We find that we dip them in ketchup anyways, so we don’t notice any “missing flavor” from oil. We do this at least once a week, and usually make a ton (since we’re feeding four very hungry growing boys who eat everything!). It’s super healthy, super easy, and super cheap!!