Fish & Chips (Fries)

Time: 45 minutes – Yield: 8 servings


  • 6 large baking potatoes, cut into ¼ inch thick matchsticks
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Cooking Spray


  • Oven
  • Oven Mitt
  • Large bowls
  • Colander
  • Knives
  • Cutting boards
  • Dry kitchen towels
  • Sheet pans
  • Cooking spray
  • Spatula
  • Measuring spoons


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F
  2. Scrub the potatoes and peel if desired.  Cut the potatoes into ¼” round slices. Handout 1-2 slices to each camper. Slice into 1/4-inch-wide sticks. Place the potatoes in a large bowl, then pour very hot tap water over the top so that it covers the potatoes by at least 1 inch. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. After 10 minutes, transfer to a clean towel and pat the potatoes dry.
  4. In a dry, large bowl, toss the potatoes with the oil and ½ teaspoon salt.
  5. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray
  6. Spread the potatoes in a single layer
  7. Cook until golden crisp, about 35 minutes
  8. Remove the fries with a spatula and season with salt