There are some great deals this week! One of those being on potatoes and yams. I love sweet potatoes and I am so glad they are starting to be on sale again (gotta love Thanksgiving deals). I am always in need of a quick side dish recipe that I can throw together and add to any meal. This week I had potatoes on hand and wanted to come up with the perfect baked potato fry. I love homemade french fries and love the fact they are baked and not fried. With these fries I decided to add a little ranch twist. We pretty much love ranch here at our house so we decided to bake the fries in a ranch seasoning mix and then dip the crispy potatoes in ranch as well. Double the ranch, double the love! These were super easy to make and were a hit for the whole family!
- 2-3 lbs. large red or russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2 inch long pieces (or you can use sweet potatoes or yams)
- 2-3 Tbs. olive oil
- 2 Tbs. dry ranch seasoning mix
- 1 tsp. basil
- 1 tsp. parsley (or more if using fresh)
- 2 tsp. black pepper
- Seasoning salt as needed
- Preheat your oven to 415 degrees. Scrub the potatoes until clean. Cut the potatoes in half length wise and then slice them again to make long and skinny strips. Place the potatoes on a greased cookie sheet. Drizzle the olive oil Bake at 415 degrees until crispy, about 20-25 minutes. Use a spatula and toss the potatoes. Continue to bake for another 5-10 minutes or until all pieces are crispy to your liking.