Chugwater Chili Seasoned Oven Fries
Yes, McDonalds French fries are an addiction. But burning up gas in the drive-thru and eating grease from the deep fat fryer are vices I can live without. Plus, I love some spice on my fries. When the craving for fry guys strike, Chugwater Chili Seasoned Oven Fries with a crispy exterior and a creamy interior are the oven fries of which dreams are made. The secret to this dynamic duo? A bamboo steamer.
2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
1 tablespoon Chugwater Chili seasoning
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1. Place an oven rack in the upper middle position. Heat the oven to 500 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, measure and whisk 1 tablespoon of Chugwater Chili seasoning and 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
3. Clean, peel, and slice Yukon gold potatoes. For more even baking, cut the potatoes into similar sizes. More flat surface area means more crispy goodness.
4. To make the interior of the oven fries creamy, place and steam the potatoes in a bamboo steamer for 20 minutes.
5. Use a fork to test the potatoes. The potato pieces should not fight the fork but not fall to pieces either.
6. Remove the potatoes from the steamer baskets and toss them with the Chugwater Chili seasoned oil. The aroma is wonderful, so take a taste to adjust the seasoning as needed. At this point the potatoes can be covered with plastic wrap and roasted later. They even keep in the refrigerator overnight.
7. To roast the seasoned potatoes, place them on a rimmed baking sheet and into the hot oven on the upper middle rack. For the crispiest oven fries, give each slice plenty of breathing room on the baking sheet.
8. After the oven fries have roasted for about 15 minutes, flip them over and let them roast for about another 15 minutes.
9. Lightly salt the Chugwater Chili Seasoned Oven Fries.
Dip. Dredge. Eat. Repeat.