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.
- 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 and peel your potatoes, and then 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 lengthwise (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 (that is, 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 avocado oil and seasonings.
- Grease a large sheet pan with some avocado oil and spread those potatoes out and bake, flipping once, until they’re nice and crispy.
What Type of Potato Should I Use?
Red potatoes were used for this baked fries 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 thicker steak fries, you can always cut to how you like.
Just keep in mind, though, that your bake time can vary. Bake until the outside is golden brown and crispy and the inside is tender.
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. Grease a large sheet pan with ½ tablespoon of avocado oil 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 lengthwise (I like anywhere from a ¼-inch to a ½-inch thick). Next, cut those slices into fries. Place fries into a bowl of fresh water as you are cutting them so they don't brown. Note: The 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 avocado oil, salt, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika.
- Place the potatoes onto the prepared sheet pan and spread them out in a single layer. Bake the fries for 15 minutes, then remove the sheet pan from the oven and flip the fries with a spatula (again, try to ensure that the fries are in a nice, even layer so they bake up nicely). Place the sheet pan back in the oven and continue to bake the fries for another 15 to 20 minutes or until the outside of the fries is golden brown and crispy to your liking.
- Once done, sprinkle with a little more salt, if desired. Serve as is or with your favourite dipping sauce.
A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.
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