Will parchment paper produce dramatically different results?

  • Posted by: Randi
  • February 1, 2015
Patricia Wells' Fake Frites
Recipe question for: Patricia Wells' Fake Frites


Nancy February 2, 2015
There's always the old standby of foil.
dinner A. February 2, 2015
The oven temp is above the burning point for paper (which is 451 F), so I wouldn't recommend it. In practice, your parchment probably won't burn all over but you may get a lot of charring and crumbling around the edges and where the paper isn't covered by potatoes, leaving you with lots of burned paper bits to get stuck to the potatoes.

I would instead just lightly oil your plain metal pan. The potatoes will be well oiled and the high heat will sear them, so as long as you wait until that searing happens to flip them, they won't stick.
Monita February 1, 2015
Parchment paper should be fine. Results should be the same
Holly May 25, 2015
I used parchment paper and the fries were not as crispy as I advertised. I want to try with aluminum foil next time to see if it will help the fries to be crispier.
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