Oven-Baked Fries

I don't think I'd trust someone who told me they didn't like chips and lets face it- kids LOVE them! So its handy to have a home baked recipe up your sleeve thats quick, easy and really not bad for you! My daughters love these served with my salmon fingers and a side of garden peas [see image below].


Makes enough for 2-4 children depending on age and appetite


1 large (250-300g) potato, cut into 1-cm batons

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tbsp olive oil


Preheat the oven to 200oC and line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Set aside.

Place the potato batons in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer and cook for 5-6 minutes. Drain and then steam dry for 5 minutes.

Place the potatoes on the baking sheet and sprinkle over the salt and oil and then toss everything together. Lay the potatoes out flat so there is no overlapping and place in the oven for 15 minutes. Rotate the baking tray and then place back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes until golden and crisp.