November 11, 2008 First in the Hot Potato series...Oven Fries.
I'm a big fan of baking instead of frying, but it's not for the health reasons you'd think I'd harp about. Fact is, I'm just lazy. I haaate frying...the mess, the smell, the potential for severe injury (it's enough for me not to burn myself on the oven). We "oven fry" a lot of food, from these fries to even breaded eggplant for Eggplant Parmesean. Can there be anything worse than having to stand over a boiling vat of oil, babysitting and swapping out batch after batch?
Here's your solution: Spray oil and a foil-lined baking sheet. The only babysitting required is maybe a turn halfway through baking.