Hot Oven Fries

Oven French Fries

When my dad was still alive, he and I often made dinners or suppers together.  Then he, my 2 kids and I would sit down either to a picnic or we would gather in my living room to watch TV.  Mom didn't want to be a part of this and it leaves me to wonder if it was because of Alzheimer's Disease.  I guess I will never know, but I still make these fries and fond memories gather around my children and I as we eat the meal together and remember happier times. 

Step 1


  • 4-5 Medium potatoes washed and peeled
  • 3/4 Teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt (or less)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil

Step 2

Preheat oven to 425-450 degrees, depending on how your oven heats.

Most recipes say 450 degrees, but my oven burns too hot at that temperature, so I use 425 degrees.  

Step 3

Cut potatoes into 1/4 inch sticks, then put in a bowl.

Step 4

Add olive oil.  Toss to coat the outside of the potatoes.

Step 5

In a separate little bowl, mix seasonings together.  Sprinkle the seasonings over the potatoes.

Step 6

Toss to coat the potatoes evenly.

Step 7

Put potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Step 8

Put in oven and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 9

Remove from oven.

Serve with ketchup.

Sit down with your family at the table.  You can watch your favorite TV show or turn the TV off and enjoy each other's company.

If you want something a little different then the usual squirt of ketchup, you can make your own slightly different version of it.  Mix together 3 tablespoons ketchup with 3 tablespoons mayonnaise. 


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