These homemade baked fries are super easy to prepare and roast up nice and crispy! With a simple seasoning, they’re delicious and sure to hit the spot when you’re craving French fries.
If you’re a carb lover (like) me, you’ll love today’s recipe!
There’s definitely nothing fancy here, but when you’re talking scratch-made fries, it doesn’t have to be.
Serve these crispy fries with your favourite dipping sauce or enjoy as they are. There’s no going wrong!
To really take things to another (delicious) level, load up these French fries (like I did in this loaded potato wedge recipe)! Talk about a treat!
Why We Love These Homemade Baked Fries
- They’re prepped in about 10 minutes.
- Fry seasoning can be adjusted to taste with your favourite spices.
- The recipe can easily be doubled to serve more people.
- Homemade fries are so much better than store-bought.
- Of course, they taste delicious!
How To Make Fries in the Oven
Full details on how to make oven baked fries are in the recipe card below, but here are the basics:
- Clean your potatoes and give them a peel.
- Slice a little off one side of each potato.
- Turn each potato over so it lays on the flat end (makes things easier to cut). Slice the potato (I like anywhere from a ¼-inch to a ½-inch thick).
- Cut those slices into fries.
- As you are cutting your potatoes into fries, place them into a bowl of fresh water so they don’t oxidize (i.e. turn brown).
- Drain and rinse the potatoes.
- Place the potatoes in a clean tea towel and pat dry of excess moisture. Use a couple of tea towels if you need to.
- Place dried-off potatoes in a bowl and toss with oil and seasonings.
- Grease a large sheet pan with some oil and spread those potatoes out and bake, turning once, until they’re nice and crispy.
What Type of Potato Should I Use?
Red potatoes were used in this recipe, but Yukon Gold is another great option.
Do I Have to Peel the Potatoes?
Nope! Not at all!
If you prefer skin-on fries, you can simply scrub them clean. Then, remove any odd bits and proceed with the recipe.
Can I Make Them Smaller or Larger?
Absolutely! If you prefer thinner, shoestring fries or steak fries, you can always cut to how you like.
Just keep in mind, though, that your bake time can vary. Bake until they’re golden and have a crispy outside, tender inside.
Are you a fry dipper or do you like to enjoy them as is? I’m definitely a dipper! Some delicious fry dips are:
- Ketchup (classic)
- BBQ Sauce
- Ketchup mixed with curry powder (delish)
- Mayo mixed with curry powder, ketchup, BBQ sauce or hot sauce)
- And, of course, vinegar (malt or regular) is always lovely to drizzle over top!
- Mix up your fry seasoning! Other delicious seasonings are chipotle powder, smoked paprika, onion powder or homemade taco seasoning.
- Add another element of flavour with some grated Parmesan over top of the baked fries.
Make It a Meal
To make things more substantial, enjoy these homemade fries with:
If you try these oven-baked French fries, be sure to leave a comment below!
Homemade Baked Fries
- 2 pounds red potatoes or Yukon Gold potatoes
- 2.5 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
- ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly rub a little oil over a large baking sheet (about ½ tablespoon) to grease and set aside.
- Clean, peel (if desired) and cut potatoes into fries.To make fries, for each potato, slice a little off one side. Turn the potato over so it lays on the flat end (makes things easier to cut). Slice the potato (I like anywhere from a ¼-inch to a ½-inch thick). Now, cut those slices into fries. Place fries into a bowl of fresh water as you are cutting them so they don't brown. Note: Fries were a little less than a ½-inch in width. You can cut smaller or larger, should you wish. Your cook time may vary slightly.
- Place the potatoes into a clean tea towel and pat dry of excess moisture. This is important because it will help the fries crisp up nicely.
- In a dry bowl, toss the potatoes with remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, salt, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika.
- Place the potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet and spread them out in a single layer. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, turning halfway, with a straight edge spatula.
- Once done, sprinkle with a little more salt, if desired. Serve as is or with your favourite dipping sauce.
Nutrition (ESTIMATE ONLY)
Nutrition estimate (if provided) is based on 1 Serving.
Nutrition information (if provided) is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an estimate only. Ingredients can vary and Girl Heart Food makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are guidelines only.
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