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


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)


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.


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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