Crispy Cheddar Baked Fries

adapted from: Simply Gloria


6 medium red potatoes, scrubbed,

   leave skin on and cut off the bad parts

2-3 Tbl. olive oil

1/2 c. Panko bread crumbs

3/4 c. grated Cheddar cheese

salt and pepper

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1 Tbl. Italian seasoning


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cut potatoes into wedges and put in a large bowl.  Drizzle the olive oil over the top of the potatoes and toss to coat.  All of the potatoes should be evenly coated, if not, add a little more oil.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir together until all the wedges are coated.  Pour onto a greased baking sheet.  I find a dark baking sheet works best to get a crispy fry.  A lot of the coating might fall off when poured onto the baking sheet.  Scoop it up and press it onto the wedges.  Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and potatoes are tender.  Cool for a few minutes before serving.  Serve with ranch dressing for dipping.  Makes 3-4 servings.