Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pinterest FAIL: Oven Baked Shoe String Fries

Ok, tried this recipe from Martha Stewart, it had to be good... right? Well it was a FAIL. Maybe I was just a horrible cook. I turned them 4 times during the 20 minutes and what didn't burn, were OK, but I had to put a lot of ketchup on them. Good luck if you try!!

Pinterest Martha Stewart:


  • Need:
  • 2 russet potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for baking sheets
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Using a mandoline, cut the potatoes into ultra-thin shapes (or "shoestrings"). You can do this up to four hours ahead; to prevent discoloration, place cut potatoes in a bowl of cold water in the refrigerator until ready to use, then gently pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly coat two baking sheets with oil. Toss together potatoes, oil, and 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Dividing evenly among prepared baking sheets, arrange potatoes in a single layer.
  3. Bake, turning potatoes with a metal spatula a few times and rotating sheets halfway through, until crisp and golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer potatoes to a large piece of parchment paper; let cool 5 minutes, then season with salt and pepper, and serve.

1 comment

  1. Maybe if you cut them like "steak fries" they would turn out better? Nice try though! :)