Tuesday, April 15, 2014

oven fried potato recipe.

ok, so i kind of teased this post on instagram (did i mention im back on instagram? you can follow me @povertyluxe if you like cats and food), and it was supposed to go up later in the week, but school starting has resulted in a lot of brain farts and wibbly-wobbly scheduling. 

also, this is one of those recipes that i just. cant. stop. eating. 

so im posting it today. 

today im going to show you how to make these AMAZING oven-fried potato... disks?

theyre not really fries, and theyre not really chips. honestly, im not sure what to call them, other than delicious:

ok, so an old friend of mine from high school contributes to this lovely blog called the happy hunters. and recently she posted this potato recipe and i was like "OMG I HAVE TO TRY THAT RIGHT NOW". but then i realized, i am way, WAY too lazy to fry anything. 

but i still wanted the yummy potatoes. 

so i came up with a brilliant solution: i oven fried them. 

as you can clearly see, problem SOLVED:

not only is this recipe the PERFECT salty/carby side dish/snack, its also CHEAP, since, you know, potatoes regularly go on sale at sprouts 3 pounds for a dollar. meaning, these are actually WAY CHEAPER than buying potato chips. just saying. 

anyway, back to the recipe. 


(note: i wrote this recipe for one potato, which makes like, a two person amount, feel free to double/triple/quadruple this recipe as necessary)

1 of those freakishly large russet baking potatoes
olive oil
seasonings of your choice (i did salt, garlic powder, and black pepper)


start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees and liberally oiling a rimmed baking sheet or jelly roll pan (this part is especially important). 

next, while the ovens preheating, slice up your potato(es) into approximately 1/8 inch slices (this would be an especially helpful time to own a mandoline. unfortunately, we do not). 

now place your sliced potatoes onto the oily baking sheet in a single layer (again, important) and coat to tops with olive oil using a pastry brush. 

bake for about 20 minutes, flip over, return to oven and bake for another 5-10 or so minutes until browned and crispy. 

top with your preferred seasonings. 

eat immediately.


  1. OOOO this is awesome! I'll definitely have to try it your way. Seriously it's pretty hard to not eat this every single day of my life.

  2. right!?!? i practically started drooling on my keyboard when i saw your recipe, sorry if i made it even easier to just eat fried potatoes all day long....

  3. you HAVE to try them beka! your life will never be the same!

  4. Oh YUM! Get in my belly! Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

  5. no problem, i should warn you though, theyre addicting as all heck!

  6. Mmmm, they're like the lazy man's chips... except that "lazy" makes it sound like a bad thing, and these chips do not sound bad at all ;)

  7. exactly! homemade fries and chips are delicious, but SO MUCH WORK. not these though!