Cooking...? You fancy, huh?

Hi. My name is Sarah. I can't cook. It's not a secret. I LOVE french fries. Also not a secret. A recent purchase of large baking potatoes, some shredded cheese, and Ranch dip has rocked my kitchen-world. What I'm about to share with you has happened on  few separate occasions now. #addicted

After doing a wee bit of research on Pinterest, I used the tools I had on hand and created the *perfect* baked fries... that were then smothered in melted cheese and dipped in Ranch. Yummmmm.

Here's how I did it:

Steps 1 - 3 are easy enough. I cut my fries fairly thin, but still a little juicy. 

Step 4: As you're slicing and dicing, drop the fry embryos into a bowl of water, just to keep them moist and from turning an icky brown color. 

Step 5: Strain the fries. In the now empty bowl, add a teaspoon of oil and .25-.5 tablespoons salt and mix together. (I keep adding less and less salt, but it really just depends on how salty you like your fries.) Add the strained potato slices to the oil&salt mixture and toss it around a little.

Step 6: Lay out oily, salty slices on a greased baking pan and bake for 20 minutes at 450. Flip the fries over, then cook for another 10-15 minutes. (just keep an eye on it)

It's definitely healthier if you stop here. But, of course, I don't.

Step 7&8: Smother those piping hot fries in shredded cheese. (Even though I turn the oven off when the fries are done, it's still really hot in there for a while. After topping the fries with cheese, I place the plate back on the baking sheet and let the cheese melt inside the cooling oven for a minute or so. mmMMMmmm.)

Step 9: Well, that's easy enough as well. Pop those puppies in ranch, let the cheese melt in your mouth, and enjoy your little taste of heaven. :)

Bon apetite, amigos!

Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon

What do you have cookin', good-lookin'?

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!


  1. I like the use of french AND spanish at the end.

  2. YOU are the devil. *15 more days.. 15 more days...*