Updated: May 31
The trend of using Everything Bagel Seasoning isn't outrageous, as a friend of mine recently suggested. it's just damn good. And it's epically good on fries.
"Baking fries at home is not a difficult thing, they taste amazing, and are so much better for you than rolling through a fast food joint. The main thing to remember since we are baking and not frying the fries, (although if you prefer to use your fryer, fine, carry on with that process) is you will need to do two prep steps to help them crisp up in the oven, or you will end up with soft potato sticks. Not really a bad thing; who has met a roasted potato they didn't like? But still...please do the prep. You'll thank me."
Note: White potatoes are russet. Mayo is Hellman's.
Everything Bagel Baked Fries + Yog-ayo Dipping Sauce (Serves 4)
Ingredients: 2 large russet potatoes, 2 large sweet potatoes, everything bagel seasoning (I use Trader Joe's), 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil, dried parsley, dried dill, salt, pepper, 1/4 cup mayo, 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 tsp. garlic salt, 1/2 tsp. onion powder
1. Wash potatoes. Peel sweet potatoes, you can leave the white potato skin on.
2. Slice potatoes lengthwise and not thicker than 1/2 inch.
3. Soak fries in cold water for 1 hour, or at least 30 minutes (removes the starch), and give them a swish around a few times.
4. Preheat oven to 375*. Drain and dry fries WELL, use a dish towel to press out moisture.
5. Tumble fries into large bowl and drizzle over olive oil. Sprinkle everything bagel seasoning over, then dried parsley and dill to taste, then salt and pepper. Do a good job with the salt.
6. Put fries on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes.
7. Toss fries, then turn up oven to 450*.
8. Roast until crispy and brown, tossing every 5 minutes, about 15 minutes more.
For the Dipping Sauce:
1. Mix mayo, Greek yogurt, garlic salt, and onion powder together in a bowl.