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Oven Baked French Fries Recipe

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A simple five ingredient oven baked French fries recipe using olive oil and a blend of seasonings to create a delicious side dish you’re bound to enjoy!

Nothing’s better than a side of crispy French fries. However, who wants to stand over a greasy fryer all afternoon?

Trust me, after years of working in the restaurant industry, frying food is nasty work. Furthermore, the food is not exactly good for you.

So, when Kim and I start craving those salty dishes, we use a method similar to oven frying.

A serving platter of the seasoned oven baked french fries.

Combining a healthier oil (in moderation) with high oven heat creates the perfect environment to create an alternative to deep frying.

Now, are these oven baked fries as crisp as restaurant versions, of course not. But, those companies use commercial equipment and ingredients.

A close-up of the fries showing all the spices.

That doesn’t mean you can’t create a tasty, crunchy side of fries that you’re whole family will love.

Need the perfect main dish for these fries? Then try our grilled chicken kebabs with vegetables or our pan seared halibut recipe!

How to make French fries in the oven?

First, cut the potatoes into long fries and place them into a large mixing bowl. Cover them with water and ice.

Peeling the potatoes is optional. In our household, we rarely peel them. So, we leave that decision up to you.

The sliced potatoes sitting in a large mixing bowl.

Let them soak for about 30-minutes. While the potatoes soak, go ahead and preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.

Soaking the potatoes helps remove some of the starch, which in turn, helps them crisp in the oven.

The fries soaking in ice water for 30 minutes.

Next, once the fries have soaked, drain the water and ice. Use paper towels to pat them dry.

Also, dry out the bowl and place the potatoes back into the dish. Then add the spices and olive oil.

Oil and spices have been added to the drained and dried taters.

Afterward, gently toss the oven baked fries to coat them in the oil and seasonings.

Be sure to coat as many of the fries as possible with the olive oil. It will help them crisp up in the oven.

The fries have been tossed in the oil and spices.

Once they’re properly coated, transfer them to a large sheet pan. Make sure to spread them out evenly.

Otherwise, the dry heat from oven won’t be able to circulate around each fry and you’ll end up with soggy French fries.

The raw fries spread out evenly on a sheet pan.

Last, place the pan into the oven to bake for 35-40 minutes or until the oven baked fries are done.

Just be sure to flip them halfway through the cooking process (17-20 minutes) to ensure all sides of the fries are evenly cooked.

The finished oven baked fries served with ketchup.

That’s it, your oven cooked French fries are done. We hope you enjoy them! Try serving them with ketchup, mustard, or fry sauce.

Looking for more vegetarian dishes? Then, check out our new vegetarian burrito bowls or our crispy roasted dill potatoes!

How do I make my fries crispy again?

When reheating the fries in the oven, make sure you do so on a high temperature (400 degrees F. or higher) for just a few minutes. It will keep them getting soggy as they reheat.

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A serving platter of the seasoned oven baked french fries.

Oven Baked French Fries Recipe

Yield: 2 Cups
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

A simple five ingredient oven baked French fries recipe using olive oil and a blend of seasonings to create a delicious side dish you're bound to enjoy!



Place the sliced potatoes into a large bowl and cover with ice water. Allow the potatoes to sit in the cold water for 30 minutes. While the potatoes soak, preheat the oven to 425° degrees.

After the potatoes soak, drain the water and pat the potatoes dry with a clean towel or paper towels. Dry out the bowl and return the potatoes to the same bowl.

Add the olive oil, garlic herb seasoning, parsley, and seasoned salt to the potatoes. Toss to coat. Place the potatoes in an even layer on a large sheet pan. Divide them onto two sheet pans if necessary. 

Bake in a preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes flipping halfway through until the potatoes are brown and crispy.

Serve hot with your favorite condiment or dipping sauce.


*Soaking the potatoes in cold water pulls out some of the starch and helps make them crispier when they bake. Don’t add too much olive oil; otherwise, they’ll end up soggy.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 867mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients listed and a serving size of 1/2-cup of fries. Actual calories will vary.

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