crispy oven fries

Serves 4

Music Pairing: On Some Faraway Beach by Brian Eno

2 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed clean

2 teaspoons (10 ml) grapeseed or olive oil

1 tablespoon (9 grams) corn starch

Generous pinch of fleur de sel, plus more to serve

Preheat oven to 450F (230C). Place potatoes on the center rack of the oven, and let them cook for 12 minutes while the oven is heating.

Remove the potatoes from the oven, and let them cool a few minutes. Once cooled enough to handle, cut the potatoes into 1/4-inch (6 mm) sticks. Add the potatoes to a deep bowl, along with 1 teaspoon of oil, the cornstarch and salt. Toss until well coated.

Brush a rimmed baking sheet with the remaining teaspoon of oil. Place the potatoes on it in a single layer. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the underside is golden. Turn the potatoes, and bake until golden all over, about 15 more minutes. Serve hot.