Baked French Fries

Baked french fries are lower in calories, but just as crispy and tasty! They are an easy indulgent side to make at home.

We make our own oven baked fries quite often at home. They are perfect for pairing with some Homemade Sloppy Joes or Hamburger or a slab of BBQ Ribs!

Crispy + Delicious!

I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who did not like french fries. There are definitely those that strongly prefer one fast food’s fries to another though! 

Well how about we skip those fast food lines altogether and make our own crispy and delicious fries right at home! Not only are the SO tasty, they have less calories, and you can whip them up when ever the craving strikes. 

I love using russet potatoes, but you could easily whip up a batch of sweet potato fries! It’s also fun to mix up the seasoning. Everything bagel seasoning is super delicious when you are looking for a bit more flavor. Either way, this is one tasty side!

How to make oven baked fries

SLICE. Cut the potatoes lengthwise into ½ to ¾ inch slices (depending on how thick you desire them to be). Then cut those slices into equal portions, either ½ to ¾ inch according to your initial cut.

SOAK. Place the cut potatoes into cold water and soak for at least 30 minutes. Drain the water and dry the potato slices really well with a towel.

SEASON. Combine the melted butter, vegetable oil and seasoned salt and place in a large resealable plastic bag. Add in the potatoes to coat.

BAKE. On a well-greased cookie sheet, or line with parchment paper, place the potato wedges in a single layer and bake, uncovered, at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes (or until tender), turning once halfway through cooking time. Thicker steak fries may need up to 45 minutes to bake.

Tips + Variations

You might be wondering why this recipe calls for soaking the potatoes in water before you cook them.  This important step helps to remove the starch on the outside of the potato and gives your fries an excellent crisp.

Most people agree that Russet potatoes make the best french fries.  This is because they are less dense and have less moisture in them than other potatoes, which allows them to get extra crispy.

To make your fries in the air fryer instead of baking them, cook at 400 degrees for approx. 20 min tossing them halfway through the cooking cycle.

To add a little extra flavor try adding minced garlic, seasoned salt, chili powder, or your favorite seasoning to your fries.

Storing Info

To STORE leftover fries let them cool completely and then store them in a ziploc bag in the fridge.  Try to squeeze as much air out of the bag as you can before storing them.  

  • To reheat your fries, bake them for 10 min at 350 degrees on a parchment lined baking sheet.

To FREEZE leftover fries after they have cooled you will want to flash freeze them on a baking sheet for about an hour.  Then remove them from the freezer and place them in a ziploc freezer bag and return to the freezer until you are ready to use them again.  

  • To reheat any frozen fries warm them in a 350 degree oven for 15 min or so until they are hot and crispy.

some other delicious potato recipes to give a try:

Oven Baked French Fries

5 from 3 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Soak: 30 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 238kcal
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Ingredients

  • 6 medium potatoes - peeled
  • 2 tbsp butter - melted
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt

Instructions

  • Cut the potatoes lengthwise into ½ to ¾ inch slices (depending on how thick you desire them to be). Then cut those slices into equal portions, either ½ to ¾ inch according to your initial cut.
  • Place the cut potatoes into cold water and soak for at least 30 minutes. Drain the water and dry the potato slices really well with a towel.
  • Combine the melted butter, vegetable oil and seasoned salt and place in a large resealable plastic bag. Add in the potatoes to coat.
  • On a well-greased cookie sheet, or line with parchment paper, place the potato wedges in a single layer and bake, uncovered, at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes (or until tender), turning once halfway through cooking time. Thicker steak fries may need up to 45 minutes to bake.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 434mg | Potassium: 898mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Wow! These fries are so delicious and very crispy! I made these the other night to go with our burgers and everyone loved them! So much better than store bought! Excited to make these again!