From Our Farm to Your Table

Oven Fried Potatoes

Tue, 2015-01-13 10:16 -- tmdowney
Overview: 

An easy potato dish that is more delicious than french fries and much healthier.

Ingredients: 

 

Locally grown potatoes

Olive Oil

Seasoning blend of your choice.

Cornmeal

Salt

Preparation: 

Wash and cut potatoes in a shape desired.  Sometimes I cut them in traditional french fry sticks. I can be in a round mood and slice up medallions. Then, there are also the quarter circle shapes.  All work great.   Make the slices about 1/4 inch thick whatever shape you choose.

Line an edged cookie sheet or baking pan with parchment paper.

Add cut potatoes to the lined sheet. Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and pull up your sleeves to mix with your hands so that all the potatoes are coated. It is better to be generous with the olive oil as it helps with the 'frying' in the oven. When done, coat your hands with olive oil - great for your skin.

Now for the seasoning blend.  What's your mood?  Feeling like rosemary and garlic?  Maybe sage and pepper?  There is always parsley, which can stand alone if needed. Feel adventurous?  Try a little chili and cumin for some south of border flare.  Cayenne can always kick it up a notch. Go easy though.  If you do over endulge a bit in the cayenne, serve the potatoes with sour cream.  The amount you mix depends on your taste and how many potatoes you are cooking.

Whatever seasoning blend you choose, sprinkle it over the potatoes and mix again allowing the olive oil to pick up the seasoning and spread all over the potatoes. You might consider gloves if going the cayenne route. Add some corn cornmeal, enough to give a light coating.  Add salt to the potatoes as you mix.  

Evenly spread out the potatoes on the tray and bake at 400 for about 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are no longer crunchy. Check after 10-12 minutes and stir up the tray if needed. They can get golden brown around the edges, but don't let them go much further, unless you want potato chips!

Serve and enjoy.

Seasoning blends:
Rosemary & Garlic
Parsley with Cayenne (just a little)
Marjoram, Thyme & Lavender
onion powder, allspice, Thyme,
...just to name a few. Grab those herbs and spices and blend up a special mix of your own.

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