Friday night at the Hanna’s

Friday nights here at the Hanna house are always interesting.  Phone ringing, cell phones buzzing, girlfriends calling, neighbors stopping by, 12 yards of mulch delivered (who ordered this?), husband walks in the door early from work (a rarity, but exciting when it happens on a Friday!), friends over for dinner…  Uh oh..dinner, I almost forgot!  I run to the store and grab a couple pounds of lean beef, bag of buns, bunch of asparagus for roasting and a couple pounds of potatoes.

Then I put everyone to work – even the friends…One makes the patties, someone else preps the asparagus, another sets the table and my husband loves to do the potatoes.  They are the best oven baked potatoes ever! 

Chris’s Oven Baked Potato Chips

4 large premium russet potatoes, scrubbed (peeling optional)

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 teaspoon each garlic powder, salt and pepper

1/4 teaspoon lemon zest

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.  If your oven has a roasting option – use it.  Coat 2 large baking sheets with a thin coat of cooking spray.  Combine vegetable oil, bread crumbs, seasonings and lemon zest in large mixing bowl; mix well.  Slice potatoes 1/4″ thin if possible – and place in mixing bowl with oil and seasonings; toss well.  Place potato slices in a single layer on prepared baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes or until potatoes are crisp and golden brown.  Serve immediately – serves 4-6.

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