We had homemade hamburgers last night. I was looking for a good side dish and saw this recipe on Yahoo! Answers. These were a breeze to make and I wish they tasted good as they were so easy. Next time I think I'll pick different spices and use the same method.
CAJUN STYLE FRENCH FRIES
4 medium potatoes
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne (or to taste)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce or crushed chili (I used Louisianna Hot Sauce)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (I used Canola oil)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a small bowl, combine oregano, thyme, paprika, cayenne, black pepper, sugar, cumin, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, Tabasco sauce, and oil; mix well into a paste.
Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil; pour a small amount of oil onto foil and spread with a paper towel.
Peel potatoes and slice into french fry shapes. Place fries in a plastic bag with paste and work paste onto fries; alternatively you can do this in a bowl, but the bag method is easier. Place fries on lined baking sheet, trying not to let edges touch.
Bake in preheated oven for approximately 30-35 minutes (your time may vary with the size fry you cut); turn once during cooking to brown underside.
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from the book "The Macmillan Science Life Series 1"
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