Monday, May 31, 2010

Home Fries

The Ale81 and Diet Coke perfectly accompany an American summer!

Okay, okay.  We already know I love potatoes.  But fun fact, other people love potatoes too!  This is the last thing I made for the boys at the Deathstar - Jake was leaving soon for Seattle and I was moving back home to Brighton for the summer.  That day we grilled, and my we I mean the boys grilled and I made home fries in the oven, the perfect accompaniment to burgers.  These are crispy on the outside, but soft and sturdy on the inside.  I ate a few of these, but Jake and Ron ate most of them with rave reviews. Also, thank you to Jake for recommending that I put a little crazy salt in the salt/black pepper mixture.

Home Fries
  • 4 russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into wedges
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Crazy Salt
  1. Preheat over to 425 degrees.
  2. Wash and scrub the potatoes and cut into wedges.
  3. Arrange the potatoes on the bottom of a baking pan with the skin side down (so that no part of the inside of the potato is touching the bottom of the pan).
  4. Drizzle on olive oil and sprinkle on the desired amount of salt, pepper and crazy salt.
  5. Place in the oven for about 30 minutes, but it may take longer.  The potatoes are ready when the outsides are crispy and a fork is easily inserted into the thickest part of the potato wedge.


Anonymous said...

can I use a toaster oven? what temperature should it be, then? and for how long? ...or do i just eyeball it?

Anonymous said...

by the way, I like your motto ;P

Katherine Martin said...

Anonymous - Thanks for the kind comments! I don't know how I would cook them in a toaster oven... I've never actually used a toaster over. But... I would assume a higher temp. Other than broil, the max temperature my oven can reach is 500 and I cook them at 425. And you should cook them until a fork can be easily inserted into the thickest part of the wedge. I hope that helps!


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