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Simple Sunday: Home Fries

Happy Simple Sunday everybody!

Today we would like to share with you our trick for getting super-crispy home fries.

But first, a confession: neither of us really like french fries.  We know, we know, we’re crazy.  But it just seems to us that fries are always either too salty, too greasy, too soggy, or just plain unappealing.

But home fries are an entirely different story!  To us, they actually taste like potatoes, and they’re thicker and heartier, which in our opinion is much better.  We realize, though, that we’re kind of in the minority here, so we understand the need to make baked home-fries just as exciting to all you french-fry lovers out there 🙂

So that’s what this post is all about!  Getting the perfect crispy home fry to help squash your craving for those salty little sticks of potato 🙂


So do you want to know the trick? Broiling!  Yep, it’s that simple- just switching your oven from bake to broil and you can easily amp up the crispy-factor without having to add any extra oil!


And of course, what would french fries be without some [homemade] ketchup? (Is anyone interested in a recipe for that?  Because if you are, we can hook you up! :))


But today, the fry is the star of the show!  And this really can’t be any easier, just 4 ingredients and only about 5 minutes of active prep time, which gives you lots of time to prepare the rest of your meal (fish and chips anyone?)


So why not make some fish fingers, and have yourself a healthy version of the classic British meal?

Crispy Baked Home Fries


Prep Time: 5 min
Bake time: 35 min
Serves: 4


6 medium-sized red potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
pepper, to taste


Turn your broiler on to high setting (around 500F).  Place the oven wrack at the top of the oven, about 4-5 inches away from the heating element.

Slice the potatoes into wedges that are no more than half and inch thick.  Toss the potato wedges in the olive oil, salt and pepper.  Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. (You will probably need more than one baking sheet, and you’ll have to do them in two batches)

Place the wrack in the oven and broil the potatoes for 10-15 minutes, or until they’re nicely browned (see the photo at the bottom).  Remove the wedges from the oven and turn it to bake, with the temperature at 400F.  Place the potatoes in the centre of the oven, and continue to bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until they are soft and easily pierced with a fork.

Before going under the broiler:


After broiling:



Do you like french fries?