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Crispy Spicy Oven-Baked Garlic French Fries

A few months ago I posted my favorite oven baked french fry recipe…that one was great (it was for steak-cut fries), but I’ve been experimenting with oven baked fries since then and this recipe is even better…it turns out thinner, crunchier, crisper fries with way more flavor. The secret is par baking the potatoes in the microwave for a couple of minutes in a garlicky oil and then coating them with a spicy cornstarch mixture before baking them in the oven. It sounds a lot more involved then it is…it’s actually simple, fast and definitely worth trying. It is also very forgiving, so feel free to experiment with different spices and quantities…as long as you dry the potatoes well after soaking, and keep an eye on them as they cook, they’llĀ  come out great. Pair the fries with a super-melty cheesburger topped with caramelized onions and you’ll never want to go out for burgers and fries again, ’cause it doesn’t get an better than this.

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  1. June 28th, 2012 at 10:09 | #1

    Yes I tried oven baked fries once but it was with sweet potatoe fries, they turned out not as crispy as I would have liked. Thanks for the tip of drying them.

  2. Aaron Agopian P.
    July 17th, 2012 at 18:42 | #2

    These are some good ideas. Thanks for posting!

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