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Spicy Chili French Fries

September 10, 2010

From AllRecipes.com

  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch thick fries
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup tomato-vegetable juice cocktail
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried onion granules
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Directions

1. Preheat an oven to 375. Grease a large baking sheet.

2. Fill a large bowl with cold water, add the potatoes, and allow to soak for 10 minutes.

3. Whisk together the oil, vegetable juice cocktail, chili powder, ground cumin, onion granules, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Drain the potatoes, and pat dry with paper towels. Toss the potatoes with the oil and spice mixture; stir until evenly coated. Arrange fries in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

4. Bake fries in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Turn and continue to bake until browned and crispy, about 20 additional minutes.

Personally, I don’t believe in “onion granules” or “garlic powder.” It’s ok if you do. But you can also cut up a garlic clove and a small amount of onion and add it to the mix in place of them.

Serves 4

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