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Chubby oven fries

SERVES 8

4 russet (baking) potatoes, unpeeled

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

Set the oven at 450 degrees. Have on hand a rimmed baking sheet.

Halve the potatoes crosswise. Slice each half into thick wedges.

In a bowl, toss the potatoes with the oil, salt, and pepper. Arrange them on the baking sheet, cut sides up. Roast the potatoes for 40 minutes, moving them in the pan after 20 minutes, or until they are crisp and golden brown. Serve at once. Sheryl Julian and Julie Riven.

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