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How to Make Cottage Fries

In this video, Chef John shows you how to make cottage fries baked in the oven. Crispy and crunchy around the edge, tender on the inside, these fries are like big potato chips with succulent centers. If the oven-baked cottage fry is kind of America’s forgotten fry, Chef John works here to return cottage fries to their rightful place beside other classics of the French fry family. This video will reveal the best kind of potatoes to use for cottage fries. You'll see how to prep the potatoes and how to tame the starch a little. Coated with salt, pepper, and dried-herbs, these cottage fries come out of the oven beautifully browned and crisped. Check out the recipe for Chef John’s Cottage Fries. So simple, easy, and delicious!

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  • Janice Hauser

if it seems too much work for you, you should go to McDonalds

  • Mike Kelly

I eliminated a couple steps and about seven minutes baking time by cooking them directly on the non-stick cooling rack you suggested for the end game. the olive oil which coated them made them sizzle on both sides simultaneously; they didn't need to rest in the oil so I didn't need to flip them. as a note, I also cut them thinner because I prefer crunch to soft center. I used an Oster counter oven set on 400 degrees and turbo (its convection setting). after a couple experiments, I am now able to set the timer to 23 minutes and confidently walk away till they're done. thanks for this video that really inspired me!

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