I’ve been reading about and researching (i.e., trying) a lot of true, quality olive oils. I’m drawn to olive oil like a moth to a flame 🔥 and quite happy about it.
As a result, I’ve reached out to some companies to taste their olive oils. Today, I’m featuring Gaea because they sent me some bottles and this tasty looking recipe.
In the past, I didn’t cook with olive oil, but this post details that we can indeed! 💃🏻🙌🏼
From the PR peeps for Gaea olive oil…
“Did you know August is National Olive Oil Month? Celebrate the liquid gold with Gaea, the leading Greek food company specializing in authentic Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oils.”
FRENCH FRIES MADE IN THE OVEN
- 4½ cups organic potatoes
- ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil by GAEA
- Coarse sea salt
- Fresh pepper
- 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
Preheat the oven at 220°C /450 F.
Scrub the potatoes clean and cut them into slices approximately 1 cm thick.
Place them in a bowl filled with water and leave them for approximately 15 minutes.
Drain the potatoes, season them with salt and pepper and place them on a baking dish. Top them off with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Roast in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
Season with paprika.
Reduce the temperature to 200°C / 400°F and bake for 10 more minutes or until they get a nice golden color.