You guys! FRIES. Really good Yukon Gold BAKED fries, to be exact. They’re the perfect accompaniment to Really Good Veggie Burgers, if you want a burgers and fries-ish experience without…the burger or the frying. (Believe me, nothing wrong with burgers and fries! But these you could potentially eat more often while feeling great about it, if that’s your thing. It’s totally my thing sometimes.) And they’re naturally vegan and gluten-free, if that’s your thing. Thing-a-ling-a-ding-dong.
Yukon Gold potatoes are so creamy and well-behaved that they make your job very easy here. A 15-minute bath in some ice water removes a little bit of the extra starchiness that you don’t need in a good plate of fries. A nice slick of neutral oil, a generous sprinkle of salt and the discipline to line the potatoes up like little soldiers in formation will yield a truly frytastic experience, I promise.
Have fun. See you soon.
Really Good Yukon Gold Baked French Fries
These baked french fries are a great way to eat potatoes no matter how you think about them, but I have to say I find them reasonably convincing as FRIES when they've just emerged from the oven. You can cook them alone or alongside Really Good Veggie Burgers if you swap the pans' positions in the oven a couple of times so everything cooks evenly.
- 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (no need to peel)
- 2 tablespoons safflower oil
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