You may’ve seen my salmon burger a couple of weeks back, in a This Week’s Eats post. The burger was a frozen salmon patty, leftover Stella’s Spicy Fish Sauce, and red onion on toasted bagel thins (I love these things! A regular bagel is just too much bread for me).
Well, here’s the easy-peasy recipe for the baked Old Bay French fries I served on the side. This is one you won’t even need to refer to, after making it once! So quick and tasty. Obviously, the Old Bay flavor goes really well with fish, so this is my go-to side for salmon burgers and salmon croquettes!
4 large Idaho or Russet potatoes
1 Tbsp olive oil
~1 heaping Tbsp Old Bay seasoning
1. Preheat oven to 450°. Meanwhile, rinse the potatoes and cut them into 1/4″ strips (as below.; You can also use a mandolin, but I find that for a small to moderate batch, it’s just as fast to cut by hand.
2. Drizzle the olive oil in a large baking dish or cookie sheet. Add the fries and Old Bay and mix thoroughly by hand.
3. Smooth out fries so that they are as close as possible to a single layer. This will help them cook evenly and turn out nice and crunchy. Bake for 25 or 30 minutes, or until browned and crispy. I usually stir them up and turn them over once during baking, halfway through.
4. Remove and serve immediately.
YAY. Baked fries are at the top of our list for homemade snacky vegetables. We usually season ours with paprika and mustard powder, but Old Bay sounds so good! Must try!
As an Irish gal I’m sorely embarassed by my lack of ability to make a good mashed potato. Maybe it’s time to try french fries instead!