HECK YEAH it’s another potato post. Potatoes just happen to be my favorite food, and ever since it’s debut, I’ve been obsessed with Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel seasoning salt. Hence, today I share with you these easy oven-baked everything bagel fries.
These came about on a Thursday evening as I was trying to use up the last 2 potatoes in a 5-pound bag I had purchased Sunday. A quick math calculation made me realize I average eating about a potato a day. I’m more than okay with this statistic.
Anyways, I was texting with my dear friend Caty about her recent appreciation of Everything But the Bagel Seasoning Salt, and suddenly, my own craving for the stuff set in. Fresh out of avocado (my go-to for an Everything But the Bagel Seasoning Salt), I decided to wedge up my taters and make everything bagel fries in the oven.
Next thing I knew, these beauties were born. And I was feeling so hash tag blessed. I housed the whole plate and still wanted more, which I probably would have made, had I had more potatoes (tear).
I’ll certainly be grabbing some more russets when I hit up the grocery store next and make these again and again. Sweet potatoes are still my favorite food (Japanese, in particular, as of late), but every once in a while I like to mix it up and go with regular old white potatoes. They’re so good and baked up, they can be so fluffy! Mmm.
And hopefully you know by now that regular potatoes are not “bad” for you. Yes, sweet potatoes have more beta-carotene, but regular taters contain oodles of fiber, and more potassium than sweet. They’re also a source of plant-based protein (albeit a small amount, it all adds up), and they taste frickin’ amazing. #tatersforlife
All you need to do for these oven-baked everything bagel fries is preheat your oven, slice your potatoes, give them a drizzle of oil (I use avocado for roasting at high temps because it has a higher smoke point than olive oil, and thanks to toxicology I’m overly aware about the tendency of potatoes cooked at high temps to develop acrylamide), and bake until crispy.
Fresh out of the oven, I sprinkle with everything but the bagel seasoning salt + nutritional yeast (optional, but recommended), and enjoy. These are wonderful as is, dipped in vegan cream cheese, ketchup, or hummus. The world is your everything bagel fry oyster. Enjoy.
I hope you make these and I hope you love them! If you do, tag me on instagram (@katherinebaker4). I love to see your creations!
Stay spud-like (awesome),
Everything Bagel Fries
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30-40 minutes
Servings: 1 -2 as side dish, depending on how much you like potatoes
- 2-3 large russet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, or similar everything bagel seasoning
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
- Preheat oven to 420°F.
- Slice potatoes into wedges shapes by cutting in half lengthwise, placing the flat surfaces downwards on the cutting board, and cutting lengthwise again. Next, cut each remaining chunk into thirds.
- Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat, foil, or parchment paper. Arrange potatoes evenly on the baking sheet, leaving a bit of space between them so the wedges are not touching.
- Drizzle oil on potatoes, and use hands to toss potatoes, so wedges get lightly coated.
- Roast for 30-40 minutes until edges are browned and potatoes are soft to touch, flipping halfway through.
- Remove wedges from oven and generously sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning and nutritional yeast, if using. Enjoy with ketchup, vegan cream cheese, hummus, or as is.