Crispy oven fries

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The problem with baking french fries is that they never get crispy enough. When I saw Melissa d’Arabian make them on her show, she added a little bit of sugar to help them brown. I also pre-soaked the fries in ice water to remove some of the extra starch. The end result was crispy and quite delicious.

Crispy Oven Fries
(Adapted from Melissa d’Arabian)

2 russet potatoes, sliced into french fry shapes
2 T vegetable oil
kosher salt
pinch cayenne
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp sugar

Place the potatoes into a large bowl, then cover with ice water. Allow to soak for 2 hours. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.

Toss the potatoes with oil, salt, sugar, cayenne, and chili powder. Spread into a single layer on the baking sheet, then bake for approximately 40 minutes or until crisp, turning them over after 25 minutes.

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