Wednesday, February 28, 2024

As promised - THE best fries ever


For real!            The Best!

Give 'em a try and let me know what you think.


  • cooking spray

  • 6 Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into thick fries

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, or more to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; spray Very Lightly with cooking spray - too much cooking spray and you're going to get a lot of smoke says the woman who set off her smoke alarm . . .

  2. Place sliced potatoes in a colander; sprinkle sugar over potatoes. Set aside until liquid is released from potatoes, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain liquid and dry potatoes well.

  3. Mix potato slices, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a resealable plastic bag until evenly coated. Spread coated potato slices in a single layer, leaving space around each potato, on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes; flip fries and continue baking until crisp and browned, about 20 more minutes.

Wondering about that sugar?  What makes it the secret ingredient??   Read here:

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