Except for the rare and occasional Five Guys’ fries, I’ve never been a huge fan of deep-fried french fries. Oh, and McDonald’s back in the ’60’s and ’70’s when they were actually good! A little greasy, a little salty, and a little wobbly! 😉 Yea, baby.
Other than just those two, or my homemade once in very blue moon, I’d just rather have oven-roasted myself.
You can toss them with whatever seasonings you’re in the mood for, and pop them into the oven and forget about them! No standing over a pan of scary-hot oil, trying to time out a meal so that everything is hot, while trying to cook the main entree at the same time. Sometimes, I just don’t have the patience for it. I admit it.
Plus oven-roasting is so much healthier than deep-fried.
But don’t get me wrong, I’ll never completely give up deep-fried anything! I swear, I love to fry when that’s all I have to concentrate on and just have a blast at it! But when too many different cooking methods are going on, it sort of sucks the fun right out the back kitchen door.
So, I kept it simple this time, and these really turned out good! I spiced them nicely for us, but you can adjust the heat to your own preference. Always use recipes as a guide, then add or take away to your own personal preference.
And, passing on a little trick, you don’t have to stir them while they’re baking. I’ve found that if you just take a minute to stand them all up, skin side-down and pointed cut side-up, that they bake perfectly! Toss them into the oven and leave them alone to do their thing for you! Doesn’t get any easier than that! 😉
So if you’re craving a nice, spicy, potato side dish, that almost makes itself, you’ll want to try these! More flavorful than french fries, and they go with just about anything! The whole family is sure to love them!
*You can find the recipe for the Cheesy Beef Stuffed French Bread sandwich in the photo here! *These were nicely spiced for us as is. But if you'd like them hotter, just sprinkle on more cajun seasoning once you get them all laid out (after tossing), standing up, on the baking sheet. A little goes a long way, though, so be careful adding more. Add less, of course, for a milder taste.
*These were nicely spiced for us as is. But if you'd like them hotter, just sprinkle on more cajun seasoning once you get them all laid out (after tossing), standing up, on the baking sheet. A little goes a long way, though, so be careful adding more. Add less, of course, for a milder taste.