Here is what you need:
2 russet potatoes, scrubbed
1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
Cut potatoes into 1/2 inch strips.
Put them on a cookie sheet and toss with oil, sprinkle with salt
Lay them out all nice and neat, give them their personal space so they can crisp up.
Cook for 12-15 minutes and then flip each of them over with a spatula, and make sure they stay nice and spaced out.
Put 'em back in for about 10-15 minutes.
Mmmmm....fries. Or as the kid likes to call them: fwies.
Russet potatoes are high in vitamins C and B6, and are even better for you if you keep the skin on. Sweet Potatoes can also be prepped this way, and they are definitely a superfood, full of vitamin A and beta carotene.
Either way, you can feel pretty good about this side dish, and they are a snap to prepare!