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How To Upgrade Frozen French Fries With No Effort
By Michael Serrur
Frozen fries are cheap, quick to prepare, and stay good in the freezer for months. You can easily upgrade your fries’ flavor and texture with a drizzle of olive oil before baking.
This one addition helps to keep the fries from clumping together and also adds a faint, fruity richness that makes the flavor of your finished fries much more interesting.
Drizzling your frozen fries with olive oil boosts their taste and appearance, but you don't want to saturate them like you would with roasted vegetables or fresh potato wedges.
Spread the frozen fries out on a baking sheet that's lined with parchment paper or foil and pour one to two teaspoons of extra-virgin olive oil to evenly coat each fry.
You can also opt for an oil-based cooking spray to achieve a thinner, more delicate coating. Leave some space between the fries so they cook evenly and crisp up well.
The oil also helps any extra seasonings adhere to the fries before they go in the oven. You can easily customize them with your favorite spices, herbs, toppings, and condiments.