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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.
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.
That doesn’t mean you can’t create a tasty, crunchy side of fries that you’re whole family will love.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That’s it, your oven cooked French fries are done. We hope you enjoy them! Try serving them with ketchup, mustard, or fry sauce.
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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- 2 Jumbo Potatoes, cut lengthwise
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Garlic Herb Seasoning
- 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley
- 2 Teaspoons Seasoned Salt
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.
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.