I've been making oven fries for years. Compared to the traditional deep fried version, baked fries are easier, less messy, and WAY healthier. Today I'm sharing an easy , tasty way to season oven fries that results in a crunchy, slightly spicy crust. These can be served as a side with a meal and are also crowd-pleasing finger food for parties. They're always a hit at our football parties.
The flavorful crust on these oven fries is made simply with my Fiesta Taco Seasoning Mix and Parmesan cheese. Because the taco seasoning already has a variety of seasonings, nothing more is needed to flavor these fries.
Nutritional Information (for a serving of 6-7 potato wedges): 248 calories, 11.2g fat, 594mg sodium, 3.6g fiber, 1.7g sugars, 8.6g protein; Weight Watchers PointPlus: 7
Step 1. Assemble the ingredients: russet potatoes (the recommended potato for fries), Fiesta Taco Seasoning Mix (or a store-bought packet of taco seasoning), grated Parmesan cheese, olive oil.
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Fiesta Taco Seasoning Mix recipe
Step 2. Wash & scrub the potatoes, and cut each one into 8 even-sized wedges, as pictured below. I like to cut the potatoes into wedge shapes, because it's easier to cut them into equal sizes. The wedges bake evenly, and it's also easy to turn them during their oven baking so that they get browned on each side. (The wedges only have 2 cut sides, so they only have to be turned once.) Put wedges in a large bowl.
Step 3. Drizzle on some olive oil and toss to coat the potatoes.
Step 4. Add Parmesan cheese and taco seasoning and toss until potato wedges are evenly coated.
Step 5. Transfer wedges to large, oiled rimmed baking sheet.
Step 6. Bake until brown, crisp, and fork tender, flipping them over half way through cooking time. I find it easiest to slide a large fish spatula under several wedges and flip them over.
view on Amazon: fish spatula (handy for flipping several fries at once)
These are best served hot, fresh from the oven. The cheese and taco seasoning form a crunchy exterior that is totally yummy.
Serve them with sour cream or creamy avocado yogurt dip. Here's my recipe.
I'll be serving up a platter of these at our next football party when T-Man is home. He and his friends will make these disappear PRONTO. Guaranteed.
Make it a Yummy day!
This post was updated 10/6/13.