Saturday, January 7, 2012

Saturday Oven Lovin!

Here's my contribution to Tiny Gardener's Saturday Oven Lovin.

It's not going to be anything specail at all.  But it's something that I think some of you may enjoy, especially if you're a French Fry Freak.

First of all, let me confess that I LOVE McDonald's french fries.  Yes, they are bad for me, full of fat and salt and all that other stuff.  It's not like I'm in the drive-through every week, awaiting my fix and swearing at the dozen plus cars in front of me (that guy still has a Bush/Cheney bumper sticker on his SUV???), but given the chance and in a moment of weakness I'll pop in and get the 99-cent bag-o-adulturated-potatoes.  So this is definitely not a "Just as Good (bad) as McDonald's" french fries, but it's good enough.....and better for ya.

First, take your potato and wash it up.  Then slice it into french-fry sized pieces.  Space the fries evenly on a baking sheet and pop into a 425 degree oven for 12 - 15 minutes, checking to see if they are cooked to your liking starting around 12 minutes.  Sprinkle salt over them and enjoy. 

Personally, I like using the red potatoes for the oven fries best, but any 'tater will do.  Even sweet potatoes!
Sweet Potato Oven Fries
Now, you could deep fry those suckers in your FryDaddy instead of baking them in the oven.  But we'll all pretend that we're going to be healthier this year and avoid those fatty foods.  Right?  Riiiiiight.


  1. We call these home fries. They are good. We especially like sweet potato fries like this and they are much healthier than ordinary potatoes.

  2. OH YUM!!! I LOVE oven fries. And they save me from buying the "bog O adulterated" potatoes as well. Total guilty pleasure! Thanks for the post!

  3. I just made sweet potato oven fries and veggie burgers the other night for our meatless supper.

  4. Your sweet potato fries look delish! Many, many years ago, my favorite road trip food was a small bag of McD's fries and a small chocolate shake...pure heaven!

  5. Teresa, Home Fries sound nicer than Oven Fries, guess I'll have to call them that now.

    Tiny, I WISH I could say that making these will stop my craving for the "evil" fries....but alas, I'm sure I'll eventually be in the drive through again.

    Akannie, burgers & fries for dinner is a treat, isn't it? :)

    Candy C., uhm, that would STILL be my guilty pleasure on a long road trip!

    Lin, thanks! Taste good too!