Sweet and Spicy Sesame Fries
- 1 russet potato
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Cut your potato to desired shape and thickness. (The thinner you cut them, the crispier they will be.)
Place your cut potato in a bowl and fill the bowl with water enough to cover the potatoes. Put the bowl in the refrigerator for AT LEAST 30 minutes, but preferably 1-2 hours.
After soaking, drain the water and pat the potatoes dry with a paper towel or cloth.
Heat your oven to 425.
Add your drained and dried potatoes to a large bowl and toss with sesame oil and spices, until well covered.
Place parchment paper onto a large baking sheet, and lay your potato slices onto the paper. (You want to make sure none of your slices are touching!) Pour any extra oil and spices over the potatoes and place in the oven.
Bake for 30-40 minutes (depending on how crispy you want them), flipping the fries halfway through.
I was eating dinner with my sister the other night when she turned to me and asked, “Do you have a french fries recipe on your site?” Mind you, my sister and my favorite foods both include french fries in the top 5. (Maybe even the top 2…) So I was stopped dead in my tracks. No. No I don’t…
Wow. Talk about an earth shattering question. I mean I recently covered my other favorite food, chocolate cake, on the blog. So why not french fries?!? Well, I guess there were a few reasons. One is that I thought it was a little too simple. And the other is that I thought it was over done. But I put my creative thinking cap on and came up with the best homemade fries I’ve ever made. EVER.
My two tips for making the best homemade fries ever are time consuming but WORTH IT. The first tip is… soak your fries before baking them. It takes away some of the starchiness, so they bake more evenly and better. This also helps if you want to pan fry potatoes. Just do it. Soak them. The second tip is to lay your potatoes onto parchment paper and don’t let them touch. It helps them get nice and crispy and evenly baked! So you are welcome in advance for the heavenly fries you are about to devour.