Oven Fries w/Coriander Seeds

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prepared by and photo by Emily S. Downs

Avoid the greasy mess of deep-fried French fries… oven-baked are the healthier choice and kids hardly notice the difference.  A little enhancement via coriander and thyme appeal to both adults and kids alike.  Adds just the right amount of flavor for the perfect potato make-over.

Size: 4 servings

Nonstick vegetable oil spray
2 lbs unpeeled russet potatoes (about 3 large), scrubbed, cut lengthwise into 1/2" thick sticks
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp coriander seeds, cracked
1 tsp dried thyme
Coarse kosher salt


Preheat oven to 450F.  Spray large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray.  Toss potatoes with olive oil, coriander seeds, and thyme in large bowl.  Transfer to prepared sheet, spreading in single layer.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Place in third of oven and bake until golden, occasionally turning with spatula, about 40 minutes.  Season to taste with coarse salt and serve.

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Author: Emily Sarah Downs

Cuisine Coordinator, Tips From Town, Ridgewood, NJ