These baked fries, also called oven fries, are made with just potatoes, oil, and salt. They’re easy, healthy, crispy on the outside and a lot like steak fries. Tempted? You should be.
Yes, baked fries. We know. You’ve tried oven fries in the past and have been sadly, miserably, devastatingly disappointed by what you experienced. Try again. Thanks to this recipe, you can make—and inhale—crisp, tender, perfectly cooked fries without the expense or fuss of a deep fryer. We know. Baked fries can never achieve the indulgent goodness of traditional fries. But these come close. The secret to achieving oven fries awesomeness is to first soak the potatoes in water to rid them of excess starch and then blast them in the oven at a high temperature. Swear. Tasting is believing. Originally published January 1, 2018.–Angie Zoobkoff
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- 15 M
- 1 H, 15 M
- Serves 2 to 4
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HOW TO SPICE UP YOUR OVEN FRIES
To give your fries some personality, try adding different spices with the olive oil and salt before roasting the fries. The possibilities are sorta infinite. Don’t know where to start? Perhaps try smoked paprika or Old Bay seasoning for starters.
Recipe Testers Reviews
I thought that I knew how to make baked fries. They never tasted as good as real fries, but I figured, why would they? They're healthier. Well, I was so wrong. Hot off the pan, these baked fries are every bit as awesome as the real deal. My daughter and I polished these off easily.
Baked French fries always SEEM like a great idea. In all honesty, though, they rarely ARE a good idea in actuality. Until now!
I used two HUGE russet potatoes that weighed in at nearly two and a half pounds between them. From slicing and soaking through baking, these fries took just about 1 hour. And let me assure you, they were well worth every minute. I find that adding the fries, oil, and any spices to a gallon-size resealable plastic bag and tossing them is the best way to entirely coat them and there’s no mess from tossing in a bowl or on the baking sheet. My delicious fries were done baking in just a little over 30 minutes.
One final note, if you choose to conceal the fact that these fries are baked and not fried, no one will be the wiser!