There’s a bar in town that has the very best fries. They put brown sugar on them. Genius. If you’re a Springfield local and you haven’t tried JOB’s fries yet, you totally should. But if you’re not local, or you don’t feel like leaving your house, then you could just make these instead.
These are the best homemade baked fries. So, so good. How ever many you make in your first batch, you will wish you had made more. But of course, your waist line might not. So… don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Brown Sugar Baked Fries, makes 2 servings. Slightly adapted from here.
3-4 small potatoes (I used Russet)
4 tablespoons oil (I used olive)
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons brown sugar
First peel and rinse off the potatoes. Cut them into fries. Try to keep them as uniform in width as possible, otherwise the super thin fries will cook too much while super thick fries will not cook all the way. Plunge the cut potatoes into warm water and let them soak for 20 minutes. Drain and lay them out over a bed of paper towels and pat dry.
Coat a rimmed baking sheet with 3 tablespoons oil. Sprinkle on half of the salt and pepper. In a bowl coat the now dry potatoes with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Lay them out on the rimmed baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle on the remaining salt and pepper. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 475°F. After 5 minutes remove the foil. Continue baking for 10-12 minutes then rotate the pan. Continue baking for another 10-12 minutes. Then use a spatula or tongs to flip each fry. Sprinkle on 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and then continue to bake for another 10 minutes. Remove the fries to a bed of paper towels, to remove excess oil. Sprinkle on the remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar just before serving.
If you make these then you gotta make burgers. It’s a must. But you will probably fill up on fries. Or at least I did. 🙂 Enjoy! xo. Emma
P.S. Need a fun burger idea? Try a spicy edamame burger or a red wine portobello mushroom burger.
these sound fantastic and not to hard to make!
Hi emma, this is definitely a must-try– now I’m totally curious about its taste. I was reading your best of April post–and now I’m here, wanting to have those fries.
I made these yesterday – you are right the BEST homemade fries I’ve ever made, by a very large margin!
I just tried these fries out, and they are amazing. Luckily my boyfriend didn’t like them so much, so I ate his too. 😉
I just couldn’t stop.
I love that you can make fries without a deep fryer.
A little sugar goes a long way.
Home made fries – always awesome 😉
I tend too add a little to my spag bol too
sugar not fries!
STOP. oh my GOODNESS. yum. All of your recipes are everything I’ve ever wanted!
These sound really interesting… I’ve never heard of anyone doing chips with brown sugar here, so I think I need to experiment!
Made these tonight with a twist. They were fantastic! I blogged it on my site.
Thanks so much!!
These look SO delicious! I will have to try them as soon as possible!
These look SOO good! Will try them soon!
That sounds amazing. Totally going to try it. I’ll bet it’s great with sweet potatoes too.
These look tasty! I would love to try this with sweet potatoes as well! YUM!
Whoah, this sounds amazing! Need to try!
These look amazing!! I can’t wait to try them out.
> It’s not even 10AM here on the West coast and I’m already craving lunch because of this post. YUM!!
Jules of Canines & Couture
wow this looks delicious !
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I live in Belgium, the country or fries and i can tell you this makes me want fries VERY badly. 😉
Wow this looks purely amazing 🙂