Taco FriesEstimated Cost:  $5.00

Prep Time:  10 minutes

Baking Time:  25 minutes

Serves:  6

Nothing could be easier to make then these oven baked fries.  A packet of your favorite taco seasoning adds just the right zip to these delicious spuds.  One of my favorite “kids of all ages will love” recipes.

3 med. Idaho or russet potatoes (about 1 1/4 lb), peeled
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
2 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. taco seasoning mix (1.25 oz. pkg.)

1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Grease a cookie sheet.

2. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Cut each half into 4 wedges (about 1 1/2 inches on the wide side); place cut side down in pan.

3. In a large bowl, combine the sliced potatoes, oil, and taco seasoning mix. Toss until potatoes are evenly coated. Arrange potatoes in single layer in pan.

4. Bake at 450°F, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until bottoms are crispy. Turn potatoes. Bake about 5 minutes longer or until bottoms are crispy.

Mike’s comments:

These fries are equal parts affordable, easy to prepare, and tasty! I like to get creative with condiments for dipping. Ketchup, taco sauce, salsa, and sour cream are some of my favorites. Sometimes I even sprinkle some shredded cheese over the fries when I turn them in the oven. Mmmmmmmm!