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Sep 2, 2011

{Oven Taco Fries}

We've got another delicious recipe to share with you today.  Don't worry, some craftiness is just around the corner....

These oven taco fries are super simple to make and they taste great!
(Lot's of step-by-step photos to come... as a visual learner myself, I thought it might be helpful)

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Step 1:  Preheat oven to 475*
Step 2: Grab some potatoes

These taste best with the skin left on, so be sure to wash and scrub the potatoes well to remove all of the dirt.

Step 3: Cut the potatoes into thin, even slices. Try to keep them all the same thickness so they all cook in the same amount of time.
If you like your fries crispy (who doesn't), cut them fairly thin.

Step 4:  Place the cut potato slices into a bowl of hot water and let them soak for 10 minutes or so.  This will remove some of the extra starch that prevents them from getting crispy.

Step 5:  While the potato slices are soaking, take a few minutes to make some cute paper pouches to serve them in!  (Pouch how-to below)

Step 6:  Remove the soaked potatoes from the water and pat them dry with paper towels.  You want to get all of the water off so that the oil and taco seasoning will stick well.

Step 7:  Place the potatoes back into the bowl and mist them with some Pam olive oil spray.  Open a packet of taco seasoning and sprinkle half the packet over the potatoes.
Stir all around to ensure that all slices are covered in taco seasoning yumminess.

Step 8:  Place the potato slices onto a foil-lined baking sheet in a single layer. They can be touching, but if they are not in a single layer, they won't all get crispy (and that will make you sad).

Step 9:  Time to cook! Pop the sheet into the oven and set the timer for 10 minutes.
The total baking time will be approximately 35-50 minutes, depending on how thick or thin your slices are.

The trick to getting them crispy is to turn the slices after each 10 minutes of cooking.
Once the potatoes are fully cooked, you can also place them under the broiler for a minute or two to finalize the crispiness -- just be sure to watch them constantly so they don't burn.

Once they are finished, take them out of the oven and serve immediately while they are hot and delicious!

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Supplies needed:

Parchment paper
Scrap paper

Make a template with the scrap paper. Cut it into an 8.5 in x 8.5 in square.
Trace this square onto the parchment paper then cut it out.  When cutting the parchment, be sure to cut just inside the pencil line so you don't get any pencil lead on your food.  Gross.

Then, proceed as follows:

Then make as many as you need. Fill each pouch with the baked, crispy taco fries and eat 'em up!



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nicolette {momnivores dilemma} said...

Thanks for the tip about soaking the potatoes first. I am going to try that with my sweet potato fries this weekend.

& thanks for sharing this at Creative Juice!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

Not only do these looks so easy and tasty, but those pouches are super cute. So glad you girls are back :) Pinning this!

Ali Richardson said...

YUM!!! Tacos and fries are two of my most favorite foods :)

Natalie said...

These look great! Something I could actually make!!

Ms.M said...

OMG! I LOVE those fries. Can you come to my house and make me some. Yummy. :)

Ms. M
Ms.M's Blog
A Teacher's Plan

Heather said...

Oh, these look like fun!! http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com

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