Baked Salt & Vinegar Fries

I looOove potatoes!  They are definitely one of my Top 5 favorite foods.  There are just SO many ways to prepare them – mashed, baked, twice baked, shredded, au gratin, fried, roasted, and on and on!  In addition, there are so many different varieties – russet, red, white, butter, fingerling, etc.!  Another perk of potatoes?  It’s perfectly acceptable to eat them with any meal!

Okay, my potato advertisement is over :).  As you might have guessed, it goes without saying that I love french fries.  This recipe is a fun and tangy way to switch up regular french fries.  Everyone’s had salt and vinegar chips before, right?  So addicting!  Even better, these french fries are baked instead of fried!

As a disclaimer, these fries do take a little prep work – I’d start them about 15-30 minutes before the rest of your meal.

Begin by carefully slicing your potatoes into 1/4 inch fries.

Find a pot large enough to hold all of your fries and 4 cups of liquid.  Now, it’s up to you to decide how tangy you want your fries to be.

Tip:  The original recipe called for 4 cups of white vinegar but you can substitute some water if you’d like.  I used 2 cups of water and 2 cups of vinegar and the fries were plenty tangy for me!

Whatever ratio you choose, add the liquid(s) to the pot with the fries and bring the pot to a boil.  Cook the potatoes for about 12 minutes (or until fork tender) then turn off the heat and let the potatoes cool in the liquid for 15-30 minutes.

Preheat your broiler and set the rack about 6 inches from the top.  Next, drain your fries and add the oil, salt, and pepper and toss to coat. 

Tip:  At this point, you could experiment with other delicious seasonings like rosemary, chili powder, garlic powder, coriander, etc.

Spread the fries (single layer) on a greased baking sheet and broil for 7 minutes.  Flip the fries and broil for another 5 (or until slightly browned and crispy).

Mmm, enjoy as a snack or with a delicious entrée like Baked & Shredded BBQ Chicken or Baked Garlic & Brown Sugar Chicken.

Shown here with Baked Garlic & Brown Sugar Chicken

Baked Salt & Vinegar Fries

Adapted from Umami Girl

You Will Need

  • 2 medium russet potatoes
  • 2 cups of white vinegar
  • 2 cups of water
  • oil (olive, peanut, canola, vegetable, etc)
  • salt & pepper to taste

What to Do

  1. Carefully slice potatoes into 1/4 inch fries.
  2. Place fries in a large pot with vinegar and water.
  3. Bring to a boil and let the potatoes cook for 12 minutes (or until fork tender)
  4. Turn off the heat and let the potatoes cool in the liquid for 15-30 minutes.
  5. Preheat broiler and set the rack about 6 inches from the top.
  6. Drain fries and add oil, salt, and pepper.
  7. Toss to coat.
  8. Spread the fries (single layer) on a greased baking sheet and broil for 7 minutes.
  9. Flip the fries and broil for another 5 (or until slightly browned and crispy).
  10. Enjoy as a snack or with a delicious entrée like Baked & Shredded BBQ Chicken or Baked Garlic & Brown Sugar Chicken.
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