Kenji's Ultra-Crispy Roast Potatoes = Legit Oven Fries

Sometimes you just don't feel like getting a pot of oil going or want your house to smell like a fry shack for a week, but you still want some French fries. Last night was one of those as I had a few pounds of local mussels and what better way to sop up all the leftover mussely goodness than French fries. I figured Kenji's Ultra-Crispy Roast Potatoes recipe could probably produce some decent oven fries so I cut my potatoes up into fries and used the same technique. I must say they came out great! Better than many a fry I've had fried the traditional way. The parboil w/ vinegar + duck fat seems to be the trick. I have a feeling we will be enjoying fries at home more often. Thanks Kenji, now oven fries don't have to suck!

Serious Eats Newsletters

Keep up with our latest recipes, tips, techniques and where to eat!


Comments can take up to a minute to appear - please be patient!

Previewing your comment: