Who's mouth isn't watering? Come on….fess up.
Who DOESN'T love fat-free French Fries? It's America's favorite vegetable! (And yes, sadly, in some places the "french fry" is considered a vegetable - not the potato)
Whether we dip them in ketchup, tartar sauce (hey I was in High School), or even fry sauce - America LOVES their french fries.
But - and you knew there'd be a but….
They're usually Deep Fried!
Well there's nothing NON-vegan about deep frying potatoes, but keep in mind all that fat is going to go somewhere, and it's usually your middle, your thighs, or your bottom.
Not to mention what all that grease does for your arteries. Don't ask.
And baked french fries - well I'm sorry but they usually come out tasting like mini baked potatoes - not that crispy - french fry - crunchiness we all know and love.
There has to be a better way.
And there is.
Here's my trick to making some of the tastiest, crispiest, BAKED, french fries, and without using a single drop of oil......
Crispy, Oven Baked, Fat Free French Fries
Start with some good quality spuds. I like Yukon Golds myself, but a good Russet will work nicely too. Scrub them up and remove any eyes or green spots you may find.
With Golds, you don't really have to peel them, or at least I don't. Just give them a good scrubbing first. If you don't like peels on your fries, then peel away.
Add some cold water to your cooking pot, and as you slice up your potatoes drop them in. I slice mine pretty thick, as you'll see why in just a minute. Make them a good ¾" to an inch wide and thick.
After all the fries are in the water, turn the heat on high and wait for it to start boiling. Always add potatoes to COLD water as they will heat more evenly.
Once it comes to a boil, set your timer for 5 minutes and start preheating your oven to 425 degrees. You can also take this time to line your favorite cookie sheet with parchment paper. Sure makes cleanup a breeze.
Once the timer goes off, drain the potatoes and then put them back into the pot.
Here comes the magic part…...
Add 1 tablespoon of flour, and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and chili powder to the potatoes in the pot. You can also add salt and pepper now if you want, or wait until they're done.
Now place the lid securely on the pot, and while holding both the pot and lid in place….
SHAKE IT UP!
A good 5-10 seconds of shaking will not only distribute all the seasonings to the potatoes, but it will also smash up the edges a bit - and these are the yummy parts that get crispy!
Seriously! Try it.
After a good shaking or two, spread these babies out on your cookie sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
What comes out is pure fat free french fry heaven.
Now if you didn't slice your fries thick enough, as I mentioned earlier, they will just turn to mush at this step. Oh they'll bake up just fine, but they won't be french fries. They'll be nicely browned, amoeba like, globs of potatoes.
But hey - if that's your thing…. 🙂
We had these for lunch today, with just a splash of malt vinegar and a bit of ketchup. Mmmmm. They served very nicely with our Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwiches.
Oven Baked, Fat Free French Fries.
They're crispy, they're crunchy, they're fat free, and they're 100% french fry yumminess.
Go on, give them a try!Print
Crispy, Oven Baked, Fat Free French Fries
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 3 -4 servings 1x
- Category: Main
- Cuisine: American
Crispy, oven baked, fat free french fries. You've never had baked french fries this good. The secret is in the shaking - go ahead and shake things up!
- 7-8 Potatoes ((small - med))
- 1 Tbs flour
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp chili powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Clean and slice potatoes into fairly thick french fries ¾" to 1" thick
- Add to pot of cold water (enough to cover) and bring to boil.
- Boil for 5 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 425 and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- After boiling, drain potatoes and place back into pot.
- Add all seasonings, cover, and shake to distribute.
- Spread evenly on cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Does it matter what kind of flour you use? Will it work the same with w/w or w/w pastry flour or do I have to use a white unbleached flour? What did you use?
I simply used what I had - which was King Arthur's White Bread Flour. I don't think it will make a difference. I will try it with w/w next time and let you know.
2lbs of Starch
Hey, I've seen this recipe around lately. I'm going to try it!
Great recipe, looks amazingly tasty. Wondering - could this work with sweet potatoes? Would any adjustments be required eg less boiling time or maybe steam instead of boiling?
Just made these, and they were delicious - a big hit with the whole family! We are four days in to this new way of eating, and missing our oil! This made us feel indulgent without compromising. Thank you!
Welcome and thanks for the comment! The craving for oil will eventually go away, and then the slightest taste will be noticeable. I'm so glad you decided to take this journey! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help!
We made these for the first time and they were really great turned out exactly as you said they would. Felt like we were having a real treat. Thanks for the recipe!
You're very welcome! Glad you enjoyed them!
Made these for lunch today to go with our bean burgers and they were fantastic! Loved the flavor! Thanks so much for sharing.
You're very welcome Heather! Glad you enjoyed them.
Made these for the 2nd time and they were even better this time! Trying to find fat-free food (that tastes good) for my husband to eat has been difficult. I think he will ask for these even after his gall bladder issues are over. So good!!!
We had these tonight with bean burgers! Very, very, very good! This recipe is a keeper.
Delicious! Made these today for lunch! Yum!
These are awesome! Made them tonight and the entire family devoured them.
Definitely a keeper! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
These sounds amazing! I have them in the oven right now, and I can't wait to try them!!!
We had it yesterday for dinner. It was really good!!!! Thank you!
Glad you enjoyed them!
These were the BEST textured fat free, oven baked fries I've ever eaten!
Like! thanks 🙂
What kind of potatoes did you use for these?
These are fantastic - hands down the best oven baked fries ever. I wouldn't have believed how crispy they could be without oil until I tried them myself. I've had these 7 out of the past 9 days, and they just keep getting better every time (seriously, you've created a monster...). Loving your site - thank you! 😀
I made these for lunch today-- yummy! Loved the texture. Thank you for another great recipe!
do you think the potatoes can be cooked in the Instant Pot?
Yes! I cooked the potatoes whole for 10 min, ran them under cold water, then cut them. Put them back in the IP and put a plate on top and shook away.
I made these this evening, using a spiralizer to make curly fries, boiled for 1 minute, instead of 5, and they were amazing... Best oil-free fries ever!!! Thanks for a great recipe.
You are welcome! Glad you enjoyed them! That spiralizer sounds like a cool tool to own…
I made these, or attempted to but they look nothing like the picture and came out all powered! 🙁 Not trying to be a vegan or anything like that, just wanted something different!
maybe try shorter boiling time as someone below suggested.
Can I use cornstarch?
From experience I would say yes. maybe try shorter boiling time as someone below suggested. GOod luck. Enjoy)
All the seasoning came off and stuck to the pot during the shaking. We had to add more once it was on the parchment. Oven is almost pre-heated...
that happened to me too. Enough stuck to make it okay though, and they are baking right now. We'll see. I may sprinkle more seasoning on the finished fries.
Are these spicy at all? My mom recently transitioned to plant based sos, but she can’t eat anything with even a hint of heat!
Trying these "as we speak," to go with VLTs tonight (veggies, lettuce and tomato on sprouted wheat toast). They are in the oven and smell wonderful!
I know we are all about using fresh foods when possible but when I first saw this recipe I had to try it. I only had canned new potatoes so I drained them, dried them on paper towels then jazzed them up with the dry ingredients. My hubby and I ate every last crumb. I think the trick to the crispy is to have the potatoes not too wet.
To keep things from sticking like potatoes, I use cornmeal. I love the flavor and it works perfectly.
WONDERFUL crispy fries! I baked them on a silicone mat (I didn't have parchment) and they were perfect!!! Thanks so much for this recipe!
Finally made these last night, and WOW, delicious! I used 1 T brown rice flour to make them GFand it worked beautifully. Served them with low fat vegan ranch dip and what a treat!
Have made these once a week now since I saw this recipie. Making them again tonight! Thought I owed you a WOW and a thank you. We (me and my 2 teenager boys and hubby) love them and it is just majical how they crisp up.
This is great! I'm recommending this recipe to everyone around 🙂
Corrine Corky Mickelson Fannin
Thanks, Chuck! I have been baking the fries in the oven but you are absolutely right, they taste like a baked potato. Going to try your recipe tonight. A trick I learned about cutting the spuds - use the apple slicer. BIG time saver.
Just got the recipe, sounds great, I'm going to have them in about an hour
My absolute FAV potatoes! Make them at least once a week.
Great if you want to add fat to your waist and butt. Potatoes should be left in the ground in any form.
Why are you even on this site?
You are here, why? Go away!
Coming from a guy who's only eaten fried french fries, loaded baked potatoes, potatoes au gratin or some other form loaded with dairy/animal fat or oil. No wonder he got fat since 50% of the calories came from fat. It's not his fault he doesn't know any better.
Yeah, sorry, that's BS. A really fast way to reduce fat and lose waist size is to switch to a potato-based diet. Works wonders, quickly and deliciously. Potatoes should definitely be brought out of the ground and used as a primary food.
They are in the oven.........
They are good, but didn't get very brown. I baked for an additional 10 minutes, but they didn't get any darker. Hmmmm....maybe the cookie sheet was too crowded?
Possibly.....Make sure you shake them up good too. And I usually use the middle oven rack as well....
I made these fries last night with black bean burgers. They were really good! The boiling first took them up a notch from just baking. The seasoning stuck very well. I love your recipes!
These are my family's favorite fries. Thanks so much for a great method that ensures perfect fries every time!
Tried these tonight with russet potatoes. They were very promising for this newly plant strong, potato loving lady! I will for sure try them again with the Yukon golds just like you say.
Will this recipe work without the flour?
Hi, Chuck! Thanks for sharing this! I was skeptical about using that much paprika and chili powder, thinking they would make the fries too spicy, but I went ahead and used them, and we really loved the fries! One small change I would make is to actually mix the flour and spices together before adding to the drained potatoes in the pot -- makes for more even distribution. I also added one teaspoon salt to the spice mix, because I thought it stuck better than when I salted them during the baking time. I left out the pepper altogether, but it could also be mixed into the spice mixture.
Thanks again for a great recipe and a clever technique! At our house we call these Chuck Fries. 🙂
I was worried about making them too thin, so I probably instead made them a little too thick, but they were so delicious!! They reminded me of potato wedges or "rustic" style fries that you would get at a steakhouse. They are definitely the best no oil fries I've tried. So happy to have found this recipe, my whole family loved them! Felt like a sinful treat! 🙂 Can't wait to play around with the spice mixture and try different varieties. Thank you so much!
can the potatoes be cooled, seasoned and then baked a few hours later?
I've never tried it - but I really don't see why not.
Yes, we do them that way in Ireland without the seasonings and call them "roasties". Don't refrigerate.
I made these last night and they were delicious! I made the mistake of not checking the done-ness of my potatoes before the timer went off - I had sliced them fairly thin. When I dumped them in the drainer some of them started to crumble. I rolled with it and stirred in the seasoning mixture and spread on the baking sheet. They were more the texture of home fries but my whole family loved them. And they had no idea they were oil free!
PS, I noticed the skins really crisped up so if you like crispy I would say leave them on. Thanks for a great recipe!
Can you use corn flour instead of wheat flour?
Michele Tripus Orrson
Do you peel the potatoes? I have been peeling the potatoes when I make this recipe, but I'm thinking I shouldn't...
"With Golds, you don’t really have to peel them, or at least I don’t. Just give them a good scrubbing first. If you don’t like peels on your fries, then peel away." He doesn't peel them.
Totally looking forward to trying these after someone shared them on Facebook. Later today, I'll pass it along as my pick for #RecipeOfTheDay on my social media. Thanks so much. Those spices got my taste buds dancing!
Nice, made this tonight but used smoked paprika and premixed the spices.
Claire Alicia Anne Collins
They are delicious, but I put them in a ziploc bag to shake them in the seasonings. The pot is just too heavy for me. I ended up making a mess the first time and most of the spices clumped up and stuck to the pot.
I used sweet potatoes. Perhaps thats is why they didn't crunch?
Most definitely - I've found that no matter what I do it's hard to get sweet potatoes crispy.
Sweet potatoes NEVER crunch.....unless you deep fry them I guess.
Making them tonight.....do you turn them halfway to ensure even crispness?
Eating these as I write this.. they came out sooooo good the whole family loved them. I used tapioca starch instead of flour and it worked great!!
Did Kalel copy this recipe on her channel? 😮
Yes, she did.
425 degrees? Daymn that's hot. My oven doesn't even go that far. And I also feel like they are just gonna burn in such temperature. Anyways, did these & was pretty good.
Its 425 Farenheight, which is a pretty typical temp.
These fries are delicious! You don't even miss the oil! They are Pure French Fry Heaven! Thank you for posting this recipe. Making them again tonight! YUM!!!!!!
I have been making these at least once a week and using the Yukon gold type potatoes does make the best fries. So good and satisfying. My husband loves them. Thanks for the great recipe.
Can these be prepped so you just have to do the bake part when you need them? Has anybody tried that?
You could cut them and freeze them. I've made a glass jar of spices so that's ready to go. But I don't know about boiling and then waiting. But try it with one potato and see! What have you go to lose?
Anne Marie B
Hmmm. I am guessing that the reason there is starch on frozen fries is similar. They are usually much smaller though. Perhaps they only blanche them before adding the starch to avoid the mush problem you mentioned happened with smaller fries.
jusrt tried the fries, they were awsome!!!!!!!!!! spices and herbs i used was garlic salt paprika powder and dried parsley. will most certainly be making chips like that from now on!!!!!
Just wanted to say I was looking for a way to make oil-free "fries" that taste decent; I tried your method and they were great! I used russets, peeled some and left some with the peels, the latter which held their shape better. Although, the bits that fell apart in the shaking process got nice and crispy in the oven 🙂 Also, I subbed cornstarch for the flour and added dried parsley to the spices
I've never commented on a blog in my life and I made an account thing just to tell you how AMAZING these fries are!!! No oil?! And the best that I've ever made?! You are great, thank you!!! Excited to check out the rest of your blog 🙂
Has anyone tried these using an air fryer??
No, but we used our Pizza Pizzazz to cook them last night and they were incredible.
These were a big hit with my kids. They liked it better than how I used to bake these with olive oil. To make them celiac friendly I used sweet rice flour I had on hand. They have asked for me to make them again soon. Thank you for the great and healthier idea!
My husband put the boiled potatoes in an extra large bowl, sprinkled some seasoning on top, tossed them, added more seasoning and tossed until they looked good. We cooked them on our Pizza Pizzazz for about a half hour. They were some of the best fries I've had in my life! Thank you! I'm having them for lunch again today. PS I quadrupled the seasoning recipe and put it in an empty glass jar to have it ready to go.
Hey Chuck... can I parboil ahead of time? I cut way too many fries and so I'm thinking of only baking half tonight and saving the other half...
Note to self: when Chuck says to slice these suckers thick, don't cut them thin. Do what Chuck says.
I made these as home fries for our weekend breakfast, had to cook 40 minutes (used red potatoes) however turned out amazing!! This is a keeper.
These were good! My hubby & teen gave them 2 thumbs up and there were no leftovers! I may have left the spuds in too big of chunks because I thought they'd be crispier, but I will definitely make them again to perfect my technique.
Will oat flour work on the crispy oven fries recipe?
Yes, other people have used GF flours with success.
I used oat flour, and they turned out great!
Thanks very much. Made these tonight. Some with peel and some without. Next time will be without. Not a Vegan but sure do enjoy the recipes from Brand New Vegan!
Monique van Dongen
I just ate these with Tesco frozen Asparagus (?) and fish fingers. I used 1 large 353 gram potatoe, cut into 8 wedges. I often cook wedges, but this was the first time without oil. They were crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. I also added a shake of Rosemary. Delish!
Hi, as so many have already stated these are amazing!! Thanks for the great recipe!
One question though: After draining the potatoes, I put them back into the pot I cooked them in, added the flour and spices and shook them up. A lot of the mix then stuck to the bottom of the pot rather than spreading nicely over the fries. Was I supposed to dry the pot before putting the potatoes back in? Has anyone else had that problem and can advise?
Mine does the same thing but i double the spices so i still get plenty on the fries.
Made this recipe at least 50 times. Delicious!!!
Tried this recipe and when I went to shake the mixture, my potatoes crumbled and became a mess. Still baked and they were delicious, but how can I avoid this next time?
Cut your fries thicker, cut down the boil time, or both. I was having the same problem. I cut my fries about 3/4" thick and boil for 3 min.
Can I use wholewheat flour? Is it important what type of flour you add? Thanks
I tried these tonight but wondered if I should've broiled them instead because mine turned out not very brown but hard and floury on the outside. I used Russet potatoes and took the skins off too. Maybe I shouldn't use very much flour either next time? I really wanted to enjoy them but couldn't. Tis time to go back to the drawing board again.
Someone mentioned about how potatoes cause a weight gain but that's only cause they're made of starch. But I don't mind gaining weight cause I need to, but everything in balance is the key. I've always enjoyed spuds done all kinds of ways and they're easy on the digestive system too.
Just plain great. I follow Dr. John McDougall, and any recipe that matches his requirements is for me, and this certainly does. Good job...this will be a staple for me from now on.....by the way, I bought an air fryer, but your recipe is so easy with just a knife, a pot, and a baking sheet w/parchment, there's no need for the fryer. I'm returning it.
Made these fat free french fries today, they were awesome! Liked the crispy outside and the creaminess of the inside. They actually crunch when you bite into them. Whipped up an avocado hummus to dip them in. Great lunch. Great recipe!
I made these but used my air fryer - they turned out great! Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. 10 - 15 minutes on 400.
Yum!!! Sprinkled them with malt vinegar when they were done and we loved them!
No more complaining about having to give up fries. These were great!!! Thank you for this recipe.
Can I just say this is the best chip recipe I have ever used and I've used A LOT. I make these all the time sometimes changing the seasoning to mix it up a bit and I made these for friends before and they were insanely impressed ha! Thanks so much great recipe x
50 / 50 i was so excited to make this recipe that i shook the pot a lot more than 5-10 seconds so i have half fab fries and half potato gob!! i am sure they will both be great, I love the recipe and will definitely be doing this again - with more control over the pot shaking!
your photo really sealed the deal - i want mine to look like that - thanks Chuck!
Perfection! I'm a brand new vegan and I can't believe it can be this delicious without oil even!!! These are crispy and delicious. Best potatoes I've probably ever had and for sure the best I've ever made.
I trued this recipe, followed the recipe exactly and my potatoes did not look like yours and did not get crispy.
When I dipped them in your Vegan Ranch dressing, I died and went to heaven. All other recipes should be deleted from cyberspace. Period. End of story.
The spice rub did not adhere very well to the potatoes. I need to find a better way for the spice rub to adhere without using oil.
I make these all the time. As a shortcut I cook a pot full of whole potatoes in the Instant Pot for 4 min. I let them cool completely then slice wedges and put in a bowl; add the other ingredients to coat and stir.. Then into the oven they go. They are a family favorite to be sure! You can spice them according to your meal or your hearts desire. Thanks for the recipe!
These are excellent. Exactly as advertised. Fabulous!
Tried these tonight and put them in black bean tacos for some added crunch. Delicious!! Wound up eating them by themselves, they were so good!
Pretty sure I didn5 do these correctly b3cause they were soft and not crispy a5 all. I used a pampered chef baking pan and maybe m8n3 were too thick. 8 would omi5 th3 chili powder but keep smoked paprika and maybe add some rosemary a5 the end. I will try them again, but fo4 me 5his was a fail.
You know, I'm not one for repeating recipes. I usually choose to try a new thing rather than make the same recipe again. That is not the case with these fries. I find myself coming back to this recipe over and over again, telling my friends about it, generally evangelizing the joy these fat free (!!!) fries bring me. Thank you for this recipe! And anyone who's on the fence: try these immediately!
Tried them tonight for the first time - GOD, what an experience! The best potatoes I've ever tasted - and oil-free! I added a teaspoon of ground breadcrumbs to help with the crispiness, They were amazing, thank you so much!
My entire family gobbled these up! Absolutely amazing flavor and texture- especially for a zero oil recipe! Thank you so much for making veggie burger night so much tastier!
I had these for lunch today and they were great! I used purple potatoes and had some nice crispy bits but also had some that weren't crunchy enough for my taste. I could have cooked them longer than the 25 minutes in the oven but I was hungry and they made a great lunch!
I made these using Yukon Gold potatoes, and while the seasonings made for nice flavor (I omitted the chili powder), I wouldn't say they were "crispy". More like steak fries, with a little bit of a "skin" on them rather than crunch. I would still make them again, though.
Yukon Golds are a less starchy potato, often called "waxy". . They are best for mashed potatoes. because of their creaminess. Russets or Idaho potatoes are a dryer, starchy potato, often called :"floury", They are better for making french fries. Try making them again with Russets & see if you are happier with the results. Also, a slightly higher oven temperature (+ 50 degrees) may help to crisp them up better. (Not all ovens run the same & perhaps yours runs a little cool.) . - Blessings!
I’m glad so many people commented on this recipe.
So this is the just it;
•leave skins on & boil whole in pot or 4 minutes in PC,
•drain potatoes & cut into wedge sizes
•stir or mix the seasonings to blend
•add seasoning to pot & cover w lid to shake & bruise the potatoes,
•bake in the oven or 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees in Air Fryer
•Potatoes should turn out Crispy on the outside and Soft on the inside.
Yum! The seasonings are perfect! Made them to go with your gyros - to which I'm becoming addicted!
Hi Chuck! My husband and I are getting ready to start our Mary's Mini tomorrow and are using your recipes to help us through.. We love this french fry recipe, but it seems like flour is not allowed on the mini. Is the amount so minimal that it's ok, or would you say to leave it out? Thanks!
Just leave it out then. Lots of people have.
I don’t say this lightly, Chunk, this made you my hero. These are out of the world and just beat Nice Cream as most genius recipe ever invented, and that should say something. Thank you for this, from the bottom of my heart!
You know that flour has fat in it right lol
I was wrong about the fat, nevermind
Man, oh man! You've made this potato lover happy with this. Why I never thought to par boil and add flour, I shall never know but from here on out, this is my go to. DEEEE-LICIOUS.
So good! Can’t wait to make them again
Wow these are amazing! Yay! Thank you for this. I used brown rice flour + tapioca starch (wasn’t sure what would be best so I used a combination of both haha) and they turned out perfectly! Also used smoked paprika because I seriously can’t get enough of that wonderful Smokey flavor. Will be making these for a lifetime.
I made these tonight as directed, and used regular russet baking potatoes and brown rice flour. Made them in my convection toaster oven (Breville SmartOven) at 400 convection for about 30 minutes. Really really fabulous!!! Thank you for another great recipe!
I can't find papper anywhere?
Very good fries! Now I gotta try more of your recipes!
They came out moist on the inside, with crunchy skins, But the flour didn't seem to help, and just made a dry, chalky coating on them. Next time, I'll try it again without the flour. Also, I used a plate sized, round, plastic container that once held a large pre made store bought salad, to shake them up in. This container worked great, because the 2 halves snapped together tightly, and it could easily be shaken in all directions. Also, to pre cook the potatoes, I used a yellow plastic corn on the cob cooker. It has 2 trenches, to cook 2 corn cobs, one on each side. I just put whole potatoes, in each trench, added a quarter cup of water, and cooked the potatoes for only 3 minutes. Next time, I'll probably cook them only 2.5 minutes. After they were cooked, I cut them into thick slices/wedges. I premixed the spices. I put the cut potatoes in the big plastic salad container, , put the premixed seasoning on top of the potatoes, snapped the lid on, and shook it up. Almost all the seasoning stuck to the potatoes. I cooked them as directed, but because of the flour, they had a dry, chalky coating. I ate some, but gave the others to someone else to eat. I'll try it again, without the flour next time.
I don’t know what I did wrong, I did exactly as recipe said and paid close attention to the size of my cuts. There wasn’t anything crispy about it. Tasted like a baked potato and soft. No brown crispy goodness. Any advice?
These came out great for me! If I had not made them myself, I never would have guessed they were oil free! So crispy! Now I can enjoy guilt-free fries during the COVID crisis! Thanks for all the great recipes on this blog and stay safe 🙂
Instead of using flour, I use polenta. It gives the fries a more crispy coating. You're welcome.
Just did this . Brilliant. Thanks for the recipe
Really excited for this recipe to turn out. QUICK NOTE!
I think you should put the warning about cutting them too thinly (and the resulting absolute mush fest that ensues) in the part where you wrote "I slice mine pretty thickly, as you'll see why in just a minute." By the time I read the warning about them turning to mush, they were already mush! I'm absolutely at fault here. It was my own zeal and lack of careful reading that had me headed in the wrong direction, just wanted to say maybe you should move the warning up to the top of the recipe.
Still excited for the mush 🙂
I just made these to go with our vegan burgers (with tomatoes warm from the garden--yes!) and they were great. My particular potatoes needed to come out of the boiling pot about thirty seconds to a minute before they did, but next time I'll know exactly where they need to be when I pour off the boiling water. I used the convection setting on my oven, so I needed only about 12 minutes at 425 F. Next time, I think I'll try Lorraine Smith's suggestion of using polenta instead of flour. My grandmother used to fry her potatoes in the same grease (I know, yuck, but they were delicious) in which she'd cooked the catfish coated in cornmeal, and little bits of cornmeal would stick to the fries, too.
Oops! Forgot to put the stars in the previous comment.
I was a doubter, but now I am a believer. These are so good. We took have of the potatoes and put some of our vegan chili on top and ate the rest with some ketchup. Your recipe is a keeper.
Made these tonight. I was a bit unsure whether the very short oven preheating time was part of the process (it takes my oven a lot longer to get up to temperature than that) so I started heating it at the same time as I put the tatties on. Other than that I followed this exactly and they turned out perfectly! Really crunchy and really tasty! My 20 month old daughter kept asking for more and more! She called them "biscuits" which is what she calls any treat like cake or chocolate or biscuits (cookies). A big hit in this house, we'll definitely be making these again!
I used white potatoes and steamed them for 1 minute and quick release in the IP then followed your instructions, but used my Gourmia Air fryer in the Air Fry setting. I had to let you know that my husband said this recipe is a HOMERUN!!!
These are SO GOOD! I like mine with mustard.
Thanks for the recipe!
This was amazing. I had some Japanese sweet potatoes around so I did half of the potatoes with those. This is definitely make it again recipe. And a great recipe to enjoy potatoes without fat. Thank you!