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July 11, 2008

Crispy Oven Fries

Filed under: Side Dishes, Vegetables — Tags: , — bettylou79 @ 11:29 am

This is another tried and true Everyday Food recipe. We usually save the “fun” meals for Fridays, but we decided to go ahead and have them on a Thursday! Whoa! Watch out! I like to use baking potatoes for this recipe. I know the recipe calls for cornflakes but I used bread crumbs instead. We really don’t eat cornflakes and they would just take up space in our little kitchen.


Crispy Oven Fries

Source: Everyday Food


Serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for baking sheet
  • 3/4 cup cornflake crumbs (store-bought or crushed from 2 cups cornflakes)
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds baking potatoes (about 3), well scrubbed and cut lengthwise 3/4 inch thick


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brush a large rimmed baking sheet with oil; set aside.
  2. In a pie plate or shallow bowl, combine cornflake crumbs, cayenne, and 1 tablespoon salt. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with oil to coat. One or two at a time, dip potatoes in crumbs, turning to coat all sides; transfer to prepared baking sheet. Bake potatoes, turning once, until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, 40 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven, and season with more salt.

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