Easy Baked Fries: Low-fat, perfectly crispy oven baked fries. Simple, fast, and healthy!
This past weekend, while Layla and I were cooking up some Corn Dog Muffins for her school lunches on Facebook live, we also showed y’all how to make oven baked fries–because I realized, I had NEVER shared my recipe/method of making perfectly crisp fries.
And it was well past due. Especially since we were having pulled pork that night and these fries were just the perfect side dish. But really oven baked fries go along with so many meals and they are obviously LOVED by kids (and adults).
French Fries should typically be on the occasionally list of foods–meaning you only partake them few and far between. Because let’s face it–deep fried ANYTHING should not be eaten daily.
However, oven baked fries CAN be eaten daily.
Oven Baked Fries
Seriously, I am not playing–you can eat these oven baked french fries every single day!
Don’t go telling me that potatoes are bad for you. THEY ARE NOT! You can read all about why you should include spuds in your diet on my Smashed Buffalo Potato Recipe. But bottom line is that potatoes are full of nutrients and vitamins and if left unpeeled, fiber. Potatoes have gotten a bad wrap because most of us think of them as deep fried fries or potato chips or mashed potatoes slathered in cream in butter.
So that takes me back to my HEALTHY Crispy Baked Oven Fries.
These crispy gems have gotten praises from all my friends who have had the pleasure of eating. And when I tell them how EASY they are, they are even more in love with them!
How to Make Homemade French Fries
Step One: Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray or brush with oil.
Step Two: Scrub Potatoes and dry and then slice into 8-10 large wedges.
Step Three: Throw potato wedges on the greased cooking sheet, add a bit of oil and season with salt and pepper. Then toss and spread out.
Now DO NOT forget to spread out the fries well–use 2 trays even. The secret to getting these fries crispy is spreading out the fries and letting them have air circulate around them. If no room, the fries will steam and won’t be able to get crispy.
Step Four: The next trick is to bake at a high temperature (I like 425 degrees) and flip half-way.
Step Five: Eat these FRENCH FRIES for dinner and make your kids happy (big kids too) and not feel an ounce of guilt.
Notes on Homemade Oven Fries
- These oven fries are naturally gluten-free and vegan.
- Russet potatoes make the best potato for oven baked fries, but you can use this method on yukon gold potatoes, white potatoes or red potatoes.
- If it is too too hot to turn on your oven, try out my grilled french fries.
- If you happen to have any leftover homemade fries, you can reheat them in a dry skillet until crispy on both sides or heat in oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Sometimes I toss these fries in my homemade seasoned salt for a flavorful twist on baked potato wedges.
- These oven fries make a great side dish to Homemade Sloppy Joes, BBQ Chicken Burger, Slow Cooker BBQ Drumsticks, or a copy-cat Smash Burger from The Food Charlatan.
Easy Baked Oven Fries
An easy, low-fat recipe for homemade french fries that are baked and not fried.
- 4 medium russet potatoes cut into 8 wedges each
- cooking spray I like Pure Coconut Oil Spray
- 1 tablespoon canola oil oravocado oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Spray a very large (or 2 smaller) cooking sheet pans with cooking spray or brush lightly with oil.
Place cut potato wedges on pan and add oil and salt and pepper, tossing to coat.
Spread out potatoes evenly, so they are not overlapping or touching on all sides.
Roast for 15 minutes. Flip and then roast 10-15 more minutes until crispy and browned.