Chipotle Seasoned Crispy Baked Potato Fries
Sharing with you, baked, crispy, hand-cut potato fries with subtle smokey taste of chipotle. These fries are one of my favorite way to indulge in a starchy snack/side dish without worrying too-much about oil.
I love paring these fries with homemade grilled burger or a grilled cheese sandwich. Since I'm always so so lazy to take oil out for frying things.... baked fries has become my favorite choice to serve fries with sandwiches/burgers. Often, when I bake'em for lunch, I don't get time to take pictures. So, yesterday, I just made'em specially to share the recipe with you.
I'm sure you can tell from pictures that this batch of fries has marginally recovered from disaster...... well.... yesterday was my kitchen-chaos and disasters day and outcome was this, just a small bunch of fries and dinner (of course). Just to continue my spirit of blogging, I still managed to click few pictures and share the recipe with you.
Whenever, I'm planning to make a recipe for blog, I also finish dinner work on the side to make most of my time. Yesterday also, I thought, I'm gonna wait for fries to bake..... so why not finish dinner-food-prep in mean time. I was planning to make Butter Chicken for dinner. I opened fridge and found no yogurt to make marinade. I switched gear and decided to make Chicken Tikka Masala instead. To my surprise, after I thawed chicken, I found it was chicken thighs not bone-less chicken (often, for chicken masala, I often use bone-less chicken.) Since de-bone chicken thighs were not going to yield much meat, I decided to use thighs only.
By this time, I also cut the fries and spread'em on paper towel to dry out, coated in chipotle and put in oven. While fries were in oven, I decided to make marinade for chicken and while grating ginger, I also grated my middle finger :( Anyways..... I wore glove, finished marinade and then went to find me a bandaid... when returned to kitchen, fries were done and I was rather 1 minute late to take'em out. In worry of over-burnt fries, I hurriedly took out sheet tray with kitchen towel and it happened again...... I burnt my thumb with hot sheet tray.... pain was so intense or may be I just not recovered from grated hand yet...... that I left the tray in oven and rushed to apply some ointment before I get boils...... Few moments later, when ointment gave me some relief, I realized, my fries will be dead by now.... and so were they.... burnt at edges and few little one totally gone! And my mental chaos was at it's peak!
Some days are just like that...... I was asking myself, Why the hell do you try to finish everything at one time! and.... I'm still waiting for an answer....
Any ways, so I took some simplistic clicks of remaining fries (after recovering from my kitchen disaster slash chaos, of course)..... but, I can tell you they taste great! I promise to share more pictures whenever I get to make'em again. :)
Secret to crispy (not burnt :) ) potato fries is in four simple things:
1. Making sure potato are cut even and are fully dry before going to oven. You can also sprinkle some salt on cut potatoes and leave for 10 minutes, then rinse and dry completely to get rid of more moisture.
2. Oven should be nicely pre heated.
3. Use a sheet try and foil. Aluminum will heat up with sheet tray and make fries crispy. Don't use silicon sheet.
4. Use a good coat of oil on potato. So that oil can make exterior of fries crispy yet inside remains tender and delicious.
PS: My kitchen disaster did not end there..... You know, I could not even eat these fries. As I always keep these snacks, that I cook for blog, to eat with Vishal....... I tasted few fries and left rest covered on kitchen counter to reheat and eat, with evening tea, with Vishal. Due to a weird incident, I ended up spraying "Insect Repellent" in kitchen and there by had to throw away/wash all what was on kitchen counter.... This part of the story will continue in my next post, as I can see, it's noon and I have still not posted recipe.... :)
To be continued....
Have a great day friends!
Cheers to Home Cooking and once-in-a-while Kitchen Chaos ;)
Chipotle Seasoned Crispy Baked Potato Fries
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit (230 degree C). Wash potatoes and slice into thin long strips. Keep cut fries soaked in water while you slice rest of the fries.2. Transfer soaked fries on 2-3 layer of paper towels or clean kitchen towel to soak away all the moisture. Additional Notes: Moisture can result in not-so-crispy fries. So, it is important to dry fries fully.
3. While Fries are drying, in a wide bowl, add olive oil, fine minced chipotle, lemon juice and salt. Mix to combine. Alternatively, you can also process everything in food processor to a fine puree.4. Add fries to bowl and coat well.
5. Line two baking sheet with aluminium foil. Spread fries in single layer and bake in preheat oven for 25 minutes. Make sure to turn fries half-way through cooking.6. Transfer to serving bowl. Sprinkle salt, feta and chopped scallion on top and serve hot with ketchup on the side.
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plasterers bristolHmm these look delicious, thanks for posting up this recipe, looks quite simple to make. Simon
AnupamaOh Gosh Savita! can't bear to hear you hurt yourself. Hope you are Ok now. the fries look super awesome. I LOVE the whole lot, crispy and delicious. what a great idea!
SavitaAnupama, thanks my friend! I'm doing good now :) Glad you like the fries.
KristyAwesome photos! We'd love it if you'd submit some to JalapenoMania.com!
SavitaThanks, Kristy! I will sure check it out! Name does sounds interesting.
Olivia @ Olivia's CuisineOuch, Savita! I've had days like that, so I feel your pain. In any event, the fries look delish! I think fries are one of my favorites things in the world and I should be baking them (instead of frying) more often!
SavitaOlivia, thanks my friend for kind words. And I'm really happy you love the fries :) Have a great day!
Anu-My Ginger Garlic KitchenOh dear! I hope you are doing well now! I feel for you girl. You know I am a disaster queen—I cut and burn myself so often!! :( But we are human beings, so everything is fine. Coming to the fries, they look still so inviting to me. I can finish the whole batch. Just YUM!
SavitaAw.. thanks my dear Anu! You girls are so so supportive, my friends. I'm glad you find fries looking good :) and about kicthen chaos, me too a rock star in that area ;) I think we can make a "kitchen chaos club" What ya say?
nusrathWoo oh. ..so sad ....hope you have recovered.some days r just like that. ..jab aisa kuch hota hai dil bolta hai ...aaj subah Pata nahin kiski Shakal dekhi thi. ...Sab ulta ho raha hai ...phir yaad aat a hai apni hi dekhi thi aaine mein...lolz...mere saath to aksar hota hai ....
Savitahahah... Nusrath, well said! Trust me, I was thinking the same. For similar reasons, I open my eyes looking at picture of God, but I certainly think, I missed it that day, and looked in mirror lol!! ;) Aur yeah bhi to kehtai hain ki najar llagi hai. Agar mein mom ko batai to woh yahi kehti kis marjane ki najar lagi meri bati ko :) lol! Good chat on blog dear :) loved it :) xoxoxo
shubhaSome days are just like that.. Everything goes wrong.. But the fries looks great..can feel the crisp potato in my mouth ..delicious
SavitaShubha, thanks dear! :)
traditionallymoderncookLove baked fries.. Looks so tempting
Savitathanks you so much! :)
ManaliAnd hope you feel better soon! :) The fries look great, I hate frying so this is right up my alley! Too bad you couldn't eat it..that just sucks! I hope this was just a one time kitchen chaos..here's to better success in the kitchen tomorrow! :D
SavitaOh! Yeah! cheers to better days in kitchen. and thanks for pinning my friend! You rock!
ManaliGosh! Are you okay now Savita? Oh I totally hear you, it's such a mess in the kitchen at times. I keep cutting and burning my fingers almost everyday. Sometime it's very intense sometimes not so much, part of food blogging I guess..lol.. how is your finger now? please take care !
SavitaThanks a ton! I'm doing good now :) I agree, kitchen chaos are part of blogging and home cooking too :)