Herbed Yukon Gold Oven Fries
Inspired by and adapted from the wonderful recipe in The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, sliced into matchsticks
3 tbsp olive oil
sea salt and black pepper
2 tbsp fresh herbs of preference, chopped (great options include fresh tarragon, fresh rosemary, fresh basil, fresh chives, sliced scallions, or a mixture of these)
Preheat oven to 450. Soak matchsticks in cold water for 10 minutes, then drain. Meanwhile, place two baking sheets in oven for 3-5 minutes to heat. Remove from oven and spray with cooking spray, then divide matchsticks evenly between both baking sheets. Drizzle 1.5 tbsp olive oil over each baking sheet of potatoes, then sprinkle with desired amount of salt and pepper. The potatoes will bake for 43-45 minutes total, and will need flipping and redistributing at 10 minutes, 25 minutes, and again at 40 minutes. After redistributing at the 40-minute mark, turn the oven to broil and return potatoes to oven for another 3-5 minutes, until potatoes have browned perfectly and have a crisp outer texture. Remove from oven and place fries in a bowl. Sprinkle with whatever herbs you are using, as well as additional sea salt, then mix and serve.