McDonald’s has it right: There’s no better accompaniment to hamburgers than French fries. But if you’re trying to avoid fried foods like we are, you have to say no to all that grease.
Here’s a compromise: Oven-fried French fries. They’re just as tasty but a bit healthier too.
Homemade Oven Fries
- 6 russet potatoes, washed and cut lengthwise into 8ths
- 1/4 cup high-quality extra virgin olive oil
- ½ tsp taco seasoning
- 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
- dash of cayenne pepper
Combine oil and seasonings in a large mixing bowl. Add in potatoes and mix well, ensuring seasoning gets on all sides of the potatoes.
Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with Pam. Transfer potatoes individually to baking sheet, trying to get potatoes to “stand up” on the wider, unpeeled side. Pour any remaining marinade over potatoes.
Place potatoes in oven and cook for 30 minutes or until potatoes are lightly browned and tender. Serve hot.