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Oven Baked French Fries

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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!

Serve up these crispy Oven Baked French Fries alongside a piled high Turkey Avocado Club. Or whip up this spicy Chipotle Ranch Dressing, Homemade Ranch, or Chipotle Mayo as a delicious dipping sauce!

The finished oven baked fries served with ketchup.

Oven Baked French Fries

Nothing’s better than a side of crispy French fries. However, who wants to stand over a greasy fryer all afternoon? With this easy oven baked recipe, you won’t have to! No more smells of grease pervading the air, and more importantly, no more fears of burning yourself if you get it too hot. These Oven Baked French Fries take out all the fryer fear and still leave you with delicious and crispy french fries… with none of the grease.

Just because you don’t want to deep fry or have restaurant quality equipment doesn’t mean you can’t create a tasty, crunchy side of fries that your whole family will love! Change up the seasonings each time to make a unique batch of fries or stick with your tried and true favorites. Serve with ketchup, ranch, malt vinegar, or whatever your perfect dipping sauce may be. These fries are the best salty snack or side dish!

How To Make Oven Baked French Fries

  1. First up and very important to getting the perfect French fry, place your 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°F.
  2. After the potatoes soak, drain the water and pat the potatoes dry with a clean dish towel or paper towels. Dry out the bowl and return the potatoes to the same bowl.
  3. Add the olive oil, garlic herb seasoning, parsley, and seasoned salt to the potatoes. Toss to fully coat. Place the potatoes in an even layer on a large sheet pan. Divide them onto two sheet pans if necessary or if making a larger batch.
  4. Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes flipping halfway through (15-20 minutes) until the potatoes are brown and crispy.
  5. Serve hot with your favorite condiment or dipping sauce!
Collage showing how to make oven baked french fries.

Tips and Variations

  • So why soak the potatoes? Soaking them in cold water pulls out some of the starch to help make them crispier as they bake. A tip, don’t add too much olive oil otherwise they’ll end up soggy and undo the soaking process.
  • Peeling the potatoes is optional. We like the texture the skin adds to the fries but if you prefer to peel them feel free!
  • Play with your seasonings! Try an Italian blend and parmesan cheese, some smoked paprika and chili powder, cajun or blackened seasonings are great options. Dill and rosemary make for a delicious and unique combination. The choice is yours!
A close-up of the fries showing all the spices.

Storage and Reheating

Storage: Wrap the leftover french fries tightly in aluminum foil (then reheat right from the foil in the oven) or store in an airtight container for about 3-5 days in the refrigerator. 

Reheating: To reheat these oven baked fries keep them crispy and from getting soggy by heating them once more in the oven. Heat at 400 degrees or higher until warmed through.

The finished oven baked fries served with ketchup.

Oven Baked French Fries

Yield: About 4 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!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the 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. 
  4. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes flipping halfway through until the potatoes are brown and crispy.
  5. Serve hot with your favorite condiment or dipping sauce.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 cup of fries. Actual calories will vary.

*The total amount of French fries will vary depending on the size of the potatoes use. Adjust the oil and seasonings accordingly.

*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

*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 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 772mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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