So normally I would weed this one out myself and just keep making them until I got the trick. I will probably have to do a little bit of that anyway. But, I don't have tons of time as we are having company tomorrow evening and we are doing burgers, fries and malts. I do have a deep fryer so I can fry them, but I think everyone would appreciate oven fries (and I would like to make them that way).
Here is the recipe I used today:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
2. Cut potato into wedges. Mix olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder and onion powder together. Coat potatoes with oil/spice mixture and place on a baking sheet.
3. Bake for 45 minutes in preheated oven turning often.
- 1 large baking potato
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
The fries came out burnt. I tried checking them and taking them out earlier but they weren't cooked. They did end up cooking a total of 38 minutes.
So, my next try, I will decrease the temp in the oven? Perhaps I should toss with olive oil right away but then leave the seasonings to later during cooking? The seasoning burnt pretty quick. I used russet potatoes, cut into wedges, skins on.
Should I cook them a bit before baking? I would love to not have it be a two step process if I can help it. Should they be soaked?
Also I have the option of glass, cast iron, a pizza stone or a regular pizza pan to use. Perhaps one is better over the other?
Thoughts, ideas and advice appreciated!