Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tater Fries

Homemade fries is one of our "go-to" lunches.

I usually pair them with a bowl full of raw veggies or a nice crunchy salad.

I've been buying organic potatoes lately.

I've crossed over.

I've read in several places that the best stuff to buy organically is anything that grows in the ground.

Root vegetables like carrots, yams, potatoes grow under ground and are exposed to more of the pesticides in the soil. 

It makes sense.

Homemade fries are so easy to make and bake.

I usually use russet potatoes but you can really use any kind you have or like.

You can also cut them into any shape you like.

I like to keep the skin on. So rustic.

I like to chop the potatoes all up and throw them in a large bowl.

I think I used about 3-4 pounds of potatoes here.

Once the potatoes are in a bowl, I drizzle them with extra virgin organic olive oil, salt, garlic powder, pepper, and paprika.

Oh paprika. I taste of Holland.  The Dutch use quite a bit of paprika in their food. 

It gives such a wonderful flavor to potatoes and chicken and beef.

It's definitely a staple around here. Try it!

Spread the oiled and seasoned potatoes on a cookie sheet.

Place in a 400 degree (F) oven for 30-40 minutes. Stir a few times.

Oops! Too close.


Crispy baked fries.

We like to dip them in ketchup and mayo.

Crunchily Yours,
The Lunch Lady

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