French Fries are everywhere all across North America. They did not originate here, actually most culinary experts think they were first dreamed up by the potato-loving Dutch folks. But I dare to venture, more French Fries are eaten here, be it at the millions of fast food restaurants, or at family dinner restaurants, or even made at home (like this Oven Baked Country French Fries recipe) than in any other place in the world.
This manner of preparing French Fires is much healthier for you than the deep fried in lard or oil French Fries that you get in the fast food chain restaurants, too.
Oven Baked Country French Fries Recipe-
- 2 egg whites
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup Panko dried bread crumbs (a must ingredient, Panko will give just the right texture)
- 2 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1-1/2 tsp. onion salt
- 1-1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp. paprika
- ¼ tsp. freshly ground black peppercorns
- 1 pound washed and unpeeled russet baking potatoes (you can use other potatoes, but the russet variety is the best for perfect Oven Baked Country French Fries)
- olive oil cooking spray
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a shallow bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. In another shallow bowl, combine the flour, bread crumbs, cheese and seasonings. Cut each potato lengthwise into eight wedges.
- Dip potatoes into egg whites, then coat with the Panko crumb mixture.
- Place the coated potato wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with olive oil cooking spray. Spray wedges evenly with cooking spray also.
- Bake, uncovered for 40-45 minutes or until they turn a rich, golden brown.
The favorite condiment for dipping Oven Baked Country French Fries (they taste good without any condiment, too) in North America is ketchup. But some people also love them with ranch dressing.