Baked Battered Fries

Baked Battered Fries. Eye-catching, no? They certainly were to me. I put them on my list of things to make because I love french fries and little man loves them too. I thought they would be a nice change of pace from settling for McDonald’s french fries.

I’m a sucker for a good french fry. They’re best when they are fresh, piping hot straight out of the fryer or the oven or wherever they have been cooked. Mr. H doesn’t tend to care one way or the other about french fries. And C-Man prefers them over most other things he can get from a fast food restaurant, not that we give him fast food enough to know the difference.

Baked Battered Fries

I haven’t come across a homemade french fry recipe that I like yet. So far, I still think the best “homemade” fries come from the freezer section.

I saved this recipe because I thought it would be fun to have fries the size I wanted. I also liked the idea of adding a little flavor to my potatoes. (I’m a big fan of well-seasoned french fries.) Originally I planned to make these with another chicken recipe but got lazy and made them with our Super Bowl Sunday wings, which turned out to be a great idea.

Baked Battered Fries

The spices give the fries a nice flavor. I couldn’t tell much for it being a batter though. And I think I would have preferred these to be cooked in the fryer as opposed to the oven. Mr. H agreed with me on their method of cooking. The batter didn’t make quite enough for all m potatoes despite using the amounts in the recipe, so keep an eye on it!

Neither of us were blown away by these fries and the baby wouldn’t try them. However, I do think they can be altered and made better to try again. I will put these on my list of things to mess around with and make better!

Baked Battered Fries

Baked Battered Fries

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs russet potatoes, sliced into 1/2" strips
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt ( adjust to taste )
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat (if you have one), and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Whisk together milk, olive oil, chili powder, salt, and garlic powder in a container with a lid that is large enough to hold all the potatoes.
  4. Whisk in flour and water a tablespoon at a time until you have a paste about the consistency of toothpaste.
  5. Add sliced potatoes.
  6. Cover the container, and shake very well. ( Shake them upside down, sideways, and all around to evenly coat the potatoes. )
  7. Transfer the potatoes to a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, leaving any excess batter behind.
  8. Do your best to separate the fries so they aren't touching each other..
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.
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