Who wouldn't love crispy French Fries? It was one of my childhood favourite snacks. But when we think of the oily deep fried ones now, we have to think a second time whether to enjoy them or not rt ? So we can always choose the baking option to eat it guilt free. But do they come as crispy as the deep fried ones? I guess no !! Recently I read somewhere that boiling the potato wedges before baking will give you the exact crispiness. Hence I tried it and it really worked for me. They were really crisp and yummy...most important is that its healthy and you can enjoy them guilt free. Add in any seasoning you prefer, do try these and enjoy the delicious fries.
3 medium size Potatoes
A pinch Turmeric powder
1-2 tsp Oil
Preheat the oven to 450F. Line a tray with foil and apply some oil.
Peel the skin of the potatoes. Wash them in cold water. Cut them into wedges.
Boil enough water (2-3 cups) with a little salt and turmeric powder in a vessel. When the water starts boiling, add the potato wedges. Let it boil for 3-4 minutes. Be careful not to overcook them, else they might become soft. They should be still firm, but slightly cooked. Drain all the water and pat them dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
Once ready to handle, sprinkle on the potato wedges some salt, pepper and any other seasoning if you are using . Add the oil and thoroughly mix with hands. Alternatively, you can put the wedges in a vessel. Then add oil, sprinkle salt and pepper. Close the vessel and toss it.
Spread the wedges on the tray without overlapping. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Then turn them to other side and bake for another 8-10 minutes or until they become golden brown. Please keep an eye on the oven as all ovens vary.
Serve immediately with some ketchup. Enjoy the baked crispy french fries guilt free :)