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Cajun Seasoned Oven Fries

On this hurried Monday night, I find myself very thankful to have leftover pulled pork in the refrigerator.  Although the meat and slaw is ready, I still need another side. I consider baked beans, corn on the cob, or even baked potatoes, but I am just not excited. Suddenly, the idea of a french fry comes to mind. While I do LOVE a good fry, I am not very interested in a deep fried potato, at least not tonight. So what to do?
Suddenly I remember a particular french fry recipe my husband made one night. He was treating me to a wonderful steak dinner with fries; even better than the food (which was amazing) was the fact that he was making the meal for me! While he used frozen fries (which also work GREAT), this recipe starts from scratch, because I have plenty of potatoes in the bin. The fries come out crisp without being fried while the seasoning adds a nice flavor with a little kick of spice. This recipe will please husbands, wives, kids....even in-laws!
3 Medium Russet Potatoes, Washed
6 Cups Cold Water
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1. Using a sharp knife, carefully slice the potatoes into quarter-inch thick fries. Immediately place the sliced potatoes into a large bowl filled with 6 cups of cold water. Allow to sit for 20 minutes. Remove and towel dry.
2. Place the dried potatoes into a large zipper bag. Add the oil and seasonings to the bag. Seal and shake to thoroughly coat all the raw fries.
3. Spread the seasoned potatoes onto a large baking sheet in an even, single layer.
4. Place in a 375 degree oven. After 25 minutes, carefully flip the fries. Bake an additional 20-25 minutes until dark golden and crisp.


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