French fries are something I really enjoy! Curly fries, skinny fries, steak fries, battered fries, Belgian fries, McDonald’s fries and In-N-Out fries. I love them all! But we all know French fries are not really healthy, which makes me sad. But there is one type of fries that is much healthier because they cooked in very little amount of oil. That would be oven fries. I have been wanting to try them for a while. Finally, I got my courage and the fries came out awesome. The secret of making crispy fries is soaking them in hot water for 30 minutes to get rid of some of the starch. They were crispy and golden brown! To make them extra special, I tossed in Madras curry powder. Nice little kick! Enjoy these oven fries!
Right now, I am getting back to take care of Bryan. He has a cold. I think it has to do with the weather. One day was hot and then the next day was cold. I thought the cold/flu season has been long over. Who knows Bryan would get sick now? Let’s hope the cold bug will stay from me.
Baked Madras Curry French Fries
– 2 russet potatoes (about 12 ounces)
– 4 tablespoons vegetable, canola or peanut oil
– 1 teaspoon Madras curry powder
– ½ teaspoon kosher salt
– ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
– ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Peel the potatoes and cut into ½-inch long strips.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the potatoes and cover with hot water. Soak for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 475˚F (245˚C).
- In a large heavy, rimmed baking sheet, add 3 tablespoons oil and spread evenly. Set aside.
- Drain the potatoes and pat them dry with paper towels or kitchen towels. Wipes dry the empty mixing bowl. Return the potatoes to the bowl. Add the curry powder, salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Toss well. Transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking sheet and arrange them in a single layer. Cover with foil tightly and bake in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake until the bottoms of the potatoes are slightly golden brown, about 12 – 15 minutes. Flip the potatoes with a metal spatula or tongs and keep them in a single layer. Return to oven and bake until crisp and golden brown, about 10 – 15 minutes.
- Transfer the fries to a paper-towel lined plate and soak up some of the oil. Season with additional salt to your own taste. Serve warm.
- When soaking potatoes, use hot water, not boiling water.
- Some fries may finish a few minutes earlier than others. Take the finished ones out before they got burned.
(Adapted from Frites and Fries and Annie’s Eats)
I love potatoes and can’t stop eating them once I start! I bake wedges all the time but I’ve been too lazy to try the soaking or parboiling methods. Looks like it makes a difference! And I love putting curry powder on everything. Big win on this!
HIGH FIVE to potatoes, girl!!!! Yes, I think the soaking really makes the fries a lot crisper! Try that next time!
Kathleen | HapaNom says
Yum! I love curry fries! I never knew that soaking the potatoes in hot water for 30 minutes would crisp them up in the oven! Brilliant! I’m so trying this the next time I make fries!
An easy extra step really makes a difference! No more soggy fries! Thanks for stopping by, Kathleen!
Love how creative these are!!!!! I hope Bryan gets better soon!
Thanks! Bryan is feeling much better! These fries are great little twist! Hope you will try them.
I love these curry fries! They sound delicious and I could easily eat the entire batch!
And they are made in the oven! Much healthier!
Oana | Adore Foods says
Hope Brian is already feeling much better! Thanks a million for the tip! Had no idea about soaking them in hot water. Cannot wait to make them this weekend.
Bryan is still not 100% yet, but much better. Oddly enough, I didn’t really get sick! Lucky me! I learned the soaking tip from Annie’s Eats. Works perfectly!
What an inventive and delicious twist on French fries, Loving it!
Thanks Mike! Hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Have a good weekend!
Bonnie Eng says
Baked, spicy fries….always a good idea! 🙂
They weren’t that spicy. Just a nice curry flavor. Baked fries are so much healthier. Really need to do that more often.