I have a bone to pick with… the universe.

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Who decided that July 4th, a fun and boozy holiday, should be on a freaking WEDNESDAY? Yeah yeah… it’s the 4th… blah blah blah… but can’t we like, just figure out a way to permanently make it on a Thursday and give ourselves a nice 4 day – hey, maybe even 5 day – weekend? Yes. Let’s do this. It works.

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I’m pretty sure the same person that decided that July 4th should be on a Wednesday this year also decided to combine the words “skinny” and “jeans,” decided to put calories in chocolate, decided to make puppies grow up and decided that large amounts of tequila make you feel as if you’ve been drugged the next morning. None of this is fair.

What. Ever.

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But since it’s very possible that you are hugely hungover today, staring at your screen while trying to avoid the inevitable upchuck, I’m going to tell you about these fries.

Here’s the thing… I wasn’t a HUGE fan of sour cream and onion chips growing up. Well, unless they were Pringles. Mother Lovett always had the best chip collection, which she kept in a bedroom, located in the basement, in large plastic grocery bags stuffed between a dresser and the wall. So totally bizarre, I know. But every time we were at her house visiting, which was at least once a week, we’d survey the open chip bag selection in the kitchen then hightail it down to the secret chip hiding place and choose a new bag to bring upstairs. She was pretty infamous for Fritos and Party Mix (um, best junk ever), but Pringles made a very regular appearance as did Ruffles with about 17 different flavors of dip.

I don’t know about you, but I (along with my siblings and cousins) could HOUSE a tube of Pringles. They just like… disappeared before your eyes. Once you popped, you seriously couldn’t stop.

I feel this is the root of many of my life issues.

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So oven fries.

This seasoning is sooo super simple. You just toss a bunch of stuff together, rub some oil into potato wedges, then sprinkle the seasoning on top and bake away. It’s not as artificially foul-smelling as the store bought stuff either. Yes, I’m making you turn on your oven again when it’s 187 degrees outside, but seriously? It’s worth it.

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Sour Cream + Onion Oven Fries

[adapted from food.com]

serves 3-4

2.5 pounds yukon gold potatoes, cut into wedges

3-4 tablespoons olive oil

2 1/2 tablespoons powdered buttermilk

1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

3 1/2 tablespoons freshly chopped dill

2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top. Spray with non-stick spray.

Add potato wedges to a large bowl and coat with olive oil, using your hands to toss in order to coat evenly. In a small bowl, combine powdered buttermilk, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and dill together and mix well. Sprinkle three quarters of the mixture evenly over the potato wedges, coating completely. Place potatoes on the wire rack and sprinkle with parmesan.

Bake for 20 minutes, flipping and tossing once, then for 15-20 minutes more, until golden and crispy. Remove and immediately toss with remaining sour cream and onion mix, and even more fresh dill. Serve immediately!

Note: I found powdered buttermilk in the baking section of my local grocery store!

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Now let’s get to it, weekend.

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82 Responses to “Sour Cream + Onion Oven Fries.”

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    Chris — July 5, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    Now that you have that powdered buttermilk, keep experimenting! I’m kicking myself right now because I can’t remember which recipe I switched it in for some powdered milk…..I think I was making crackers! It was a good thing to follow that little voice in my head, THAT I remember! Perhaps I’ll look into that again when this crazy heat breaks…….


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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles — July 5, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    It’s ridiculous how fast one can make a can of pringles disappear. Especially those pizza ones they put out a few years ago – a can of those could not stand a chance against me.


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    Ryan @ Spicy Richmond — July 6, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    Ummmm this idea is genius. And chips are my kryptonite. I have a bag sitting on my desk right now that are looking prettyyyy appetizing at 9:37 AM….


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    HeatherChristo — July 6, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    We weren’t allowed to have chips when I was a kid (terrible, huh?) but we had an aunt with a chip stash. So my little brother and I would go over there and eat Doritos and Cheetos until we puked. If she had just made us oven fried instead…

    What do you think about Salt and Vinegar? That is my favorite!


    • Jessica — July 6th, 2012 @ 11:45 am

      Ummmm this just reinforces that we are true BFFs… salt + vinegar has ALWAYS been my favorite flavor! Please tell me you’ve had some malt vinegar salt before.


      • HeatherChristo — July 6th, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

        Obviously we are. WHAAATTT IS THAT? I need it now. I will have to go look it up and order some.

  5. #
    marla — July 6, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    Fab looking oven fries! Love that onion twist :)


  6. #
    brandi — July 6, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    powdered buttermilk is one of my favorite weird things to keep in the kitchen. i love it!

    my Nany used to buy this sour cream and onion popcorn that was my FAVORITE. these made me think of that. now i have to try making it at home.


  7. #
    Sharyn Dimmick — July 6, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    These sound delicious. I’m relieved to know that you aren’t slathering sour cream on oven fries — I almost didn’t read this due to the title. Glad I did.


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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Lovelys — July 7, 2012 @ 12:01 am

    Now I know that I am inexperienced in the kitchen- I have never heard of powdered buttermilk. Well, these fries look sooo good that I am going to have to go out and find me some powdered buttermilk. Thanks for sharing! :)


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    Brittany — July 7, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    It’s supposed to be 105 degrees in Ohio tomorrow – but I will still turn my oven on to make these


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    Karen Lothrop — July 8, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

    these sound awesome most sour cream and onion chips have MSG which is like poison for me. Thanks! and I totally agree about everythin! Ha I never hear the end about Tequilla! 1 tequilla 2 tequill 3 tequilla Floor. I only had 2 weak margaritas


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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 9, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    I jeez I want these and I’m glad I don’t have any pringles in the house lol


  12. #
    cecilia g — July 9, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    the BEST thing for a hang over is a handful of chips, these ones look grand!


  13. #
    marilyn — July 9, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

    am i missing something i didn’t see sour cream antwhere in the recipie


  14. #
    michelle — July 10, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    Must try these!


  15. #
    lynn — July 19, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    Is there sour cream in this recipe? They sound wonderful but I am missing the sour cream ingredient.
    How much? Can’t wait to try!


  16. #
    lynn — July 19, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    Got it ….The sour cream taste comes from the dry ingredients sprinkled over potatoes as they bake.
    This is all sort of new to me but I am learning …Trying tonite.


  17. #
    Mindy — January 5, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    My daughter wants SC and Onion chips for her lunch box and I can’t bring myself to buy them at the store after looking at the ingredients. Do you think this could be modified to make chips, maybe use a mandolin to get think slices and then oven bake them? Or fry them first then sprinkle the seasoning on them? Not sure, just thinking out loud. Any advice on how to modify this would be appreciated.




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