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Hi! I’m Betty. Welcome to Betty’s Kitchen. Tonight for dinner, we’re going to be making some hamburgers and a little unusual. And to go with that, I’m going to make some unusual French fries and I’m calling these seasoned oven-baked fries. And they’re going to be healthier than the usual French fry because they’re not fried, they’re baked in the oven. So we’re going to have a nice coating on them so that they will be nice and crispy and crunchy. Let’s get started.
I have already beaten three eggs. So I just removed three of these jumbo eggs, use any size you want. Put them in a mixing bowl and I’ve already beaten them up. Next step is to prepare a zip lock bag with some bread crumbs. Now, this is the Italian flavor. You can use a regular plain flavor and then add your own herbs if you want herbs that are different from the Italian variety or if you want to make them on a different blend, that’s fine. But you’ll need one cup of bread crumbs. You will see that they might come seasoned. So we’ll be using that. And this is a very simple recipe.
I have a 28-pound package of stick fries and they look like this. They’re kind of chunky. But we’re going to make those by baking them in the oven but they need that nice coating on them first. So let’s go to our egg wash. Actually, just egg—usually, an egg wash has some water in it. This is the dipping item, and I guess this should do it kind of in this order. I have my potatoes ready to dip into the egg and then dip into the zip lock bag. I’ll shake it and I will coat them and then I will put them in this pan. I have this large pan. It could be a cookie sheet if you like, that’s fine, but large enough to hopefully home most of these. And I have sprayed it with some cooking oil. I used canola oil, use any kind you like.
But let’s get started with this. You can do more than one at a time, although you can see, they’re going to be a little irregular. They may stick together like this. You may have a long one or a short one, it doesn’t really matter. So this is going to be a little messy on my hands. So let me show you the beginning of this and then I’ll just go away and finish it up. Get that coated nicely with egg, drop them in here and close the top but don’t seal it. Just shake, but as long as you won’t excess, you want to get these back out and then see what they’re going to look like. This is going to look great and this is going to be really good when it’s baked in the oven. So let me go ahead and finish up this tray and then I will be back in here at 400 degrees, and it’s going to take somewhere between 20 and 25 minutes, but I’ll check on them. And you know, when you look at it, you’ll be able to tell when they’re getting done.
You can see how my seasoned oven baked fries look once they’re coated. And I was beginning to run out of coating a little bit over here to the end, although there were still some coatings in the back. So at the end, I just put any extra that I had left over the top of everything. So that’s going to take care of them and make them all nice and crispy. One additional thing that we’re going to do is drizzle two tablespoons of melted butter over the top. Now, two tablespoons is not a lot so you just have to be miserly with it as you go around the pan, try to heat it evenly and get some to all places. But there are going to be some fries that don’t really get a drop of it because it’s just not all that much. We don’t want to soak it in any kind of butter or oil. When you get it like that, it’s ready to go in the oven, 400 degrees, 20 to 25 minutes. I’ll be back to show you the result.
My French fries are done. It only took 18 minutes of cooking time. You can see them right here. I don’t think I’m going to leave them much longer. It probably wouldn’t hurt to do 20 minutes but I think it’s just fine. When you see how they’re not sticky and all to the pan, so that’s an easy cleanup for us. And you can just dish them off into a nice plate that you want to serve them in.
I got the last one out and here’s what it looks like. These are the herb seasoned oven baked fries. So this is the complete dinner that my husband and I have been working on. We have our herb seasoned oven baked fries which are going to be nice and healthy. There are plenty more of those. We’ll just split them out how we want to. We decided to split the one hamburger because it is so thick and rich. And then we have two dill spears and we have some ketchup for our fries and a nice cold Coke.