Thursday, February 14, 2013

Heart Shaped Oven Fried Potatoes









We may have found the perfect technique for Oven Fried Potatoes!  I dicsovered this recipe and technique for Oven Fried Potatoes on Pinterest and pinned it here.  It is originally posted as Baked Oven Fries by Annie Eats .

Staying under the influence of Pinterest, I remembered these beautiful heart-shaped carrots I saw and pinned here .   The carrots were originally posted as Heart Shaped Carrots Tutorial on Recipe by Photo .

What brought all this about?  I was making my special Heart Shaped Patty Melts for HUBBY, and needed something yummy to serve with them.  Potatoes?  Yes please.  Why not the Baked Oven Fries, but with a twist, Heart Shaped Oven Fried Potatoes. Yes!

Heart Shaped Oven Fried Potatoes

Potatoes
Paring Knife
Canola Oil
Rectangular 9X13 (or thereabouts) Baking Pan with tall rim on sides

Preheat oven to 475 degrees Farenheit.  Use a paring knife to peel your potatoes and shape them into hearts.  (Check out the Carrots Tutorial if you need help) Then slice them into approximately 1/4" thick slices.  Soak heart shaped potato slices in hot water for 10-30 minutes.  Remove from water, drain and pat very dry with paper towels.  Add 1 tbsp oil to clean, dry bowl and put dried potato hearts in bowl.  Stir until all slices are evenly covered with oil.  

Put 4 tbsp oil in baking pan.  Season oil with Daddy-O Cajun Spice Rub generously to taste. Place heart potato slices in single layer in bottom of baking pan.  Cover with foil and bake for 5 minutes.  Remove foil and continue to bake for about 10 more minutes until they are ready to turn over.  




Using tongs, turn each potato heart slice over in pan and continue baking about 10 more minutes or so until they are beautifully golden brown.

 


Remove pan from oven.  Drain potato heart slices on paper towels to remove excess oil.  Serve hot.  If you like, complement with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.  Enjoy!

These go beautifully with my Heart Shaped Patty Melts!  This is a wonderful meal for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or anytime you want to say, "I love you" with food.  What says it better for your special someone than beautiful burgers and potatoes?


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All Things Thursday Link Up #10 
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1 comment:

  1. Sooo good!! Why don't I think of doing this kind of stuff more than just Valentine's? I can't wait to try it. My kids will be so excited!

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