Italian Spiced Oven Fries With Homemade Ketchup

I do not watch cooking shows on TV, I don’t watch much TV, but this is where this recipe is from.

TLC – Kitchen Boss

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes for fries, 10 minutes for ketchup
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes for fries, 25-30 minutes for ketchup

Ingredients:

For the fries:

4  Baking potatoes
3  Tbsp. olive oil
1   tsp. salt, plus extra for finishing
1   tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/2  tsp. dried oregano
1/2  tsp. dried basil
1/2  tsp. garlic powder
1/4  tsp. coriander

For the ketchup:

2  Tbsp. olive oil
3/4  Cup finely chopped onion
1 1/2  tsp. minced garlic
1/2  Cup red wine vinegar
1/2  Cup apple cider vinegar
1  Cup dark brown sugar
1  tsp. salt
1  tsp. mustard
Pinch of ground allspice
1  28 ounce can crushed tomatoes (San Marzano or Roma)

Directions:

To make the ketchup:

Set a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the onions and garlic. Cook until softened, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Pour the red wine and apple cider vinegar to the pan along with the brown sugar, salt, and mustard. Bring to a boil and add the tomatoes. Continue to cook until the liquid has reduced by half, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Remove from the heat, let cool 10-15 minutes, place in a food processor and puree until very smooth. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

To make the fries:

Preheat the oven to 400° F.

Peel the potatoes and cut into 1/4 inch batons.

Drizzle 3 tablespoons of oil on the potatoes and add the salt, pepper, oregano, basil, garlic powder, and coriander.

Toss to coat.

Place the potatoes on the baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake potatoes until golden brown, about 30 minutes, then under the broiler for 10 minutes.

When the fries are done, serve immediately with the ketchup.

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About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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