Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Michelle's Creole Oven Fries
I've mentioned that Gabe loves potatoes. A 50 pound bag has made the trip to Florida with us a few times. This year I'm going to repeat what he has been saying to me "Florida does have grocery stores"!
I'm always on the look out for new potato recipe and when I saw this one on Ms. enPlace , I knew we both would love it. Michelle has a wonderful blog and I love recipes passed from Mother to daughter.
Michelle used Tony's Creole Seasoning. I alternate between Tony's and Slap Ya Mama. Both are excellent.
6 large potatoes ( about 2 pounds) peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 teaspoon paprika ( used smoked paprika)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon Tony Creole seasoning ( used Slap Ya Mama- they have hot and mild, I used the hot)
1/4 cup olive oil*
salt and pepper ( didn't use)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Place the potatoes on a large pot and cover them with water.
Bring the water to a boil and cook until almost tender.
Mix the paprika, chili powder and Slap Ya Mama in a small bowl and mix well.**
Drain the potatoes.
Spread the potatoes on a large baking sheet and sprinkle the seasoning from the small bowl on to the potatoes. Toss with your hands to coat all the potatoes.
Drizzle with the olive oil and make sure all the potatoes are fully coated with the olive oil
Bake for minutes, turning every 10 minutes for 35-40 minutes. They will be crisp on the outside.
Also want to thank Michelle's mom for sharing this recipe.
**I did a few things different preparing the potatoes. I emptied the spice mix in a zip lock bag. Add the potatoes and shook. All covered in a matter of minutes.
* I used PAM Olive Oil spray. Sprayed the pan, added the potatoes and sprayed them on the pan. Did this every 10 minutes to make sure the potatoes were covered.
They came out spicy with a nice crunch.