Oven Fries

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Everyone loves French fries, but who’s going to make them at home? They’re messy and require too much babysitting—and besides, they’re hardly the healthiest side dish on the planet. So here is the baked alternative—crispy as you please, but much less fatty than the fried kind. Try them once and see if your family doesn’t love them.

Serves4 servings

Preparation Time10 min

Preparation Time - Text10 minutes

Cooking MethodBaking, Roasting



Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionGame Day

Recipe CourseSide Dish

Dietary ConsiderationVegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

MealDinner, Lunch


Taste and TextureCrisp, Salty

Type of DishVegetable


  • 2 large baking potatoes, scrubbed (about 1½ pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 500°F. Generously grease a large baking sheet.

  2. Cut the potatoes lengthwise into 1/3-inch-thick French fries. Toss them with the oil and ¼ teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Spread them on the pan and roast them in the lower third of the oven for 15 minutes. Turn them over and roast until golden on all sides, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with salt to taste and serve.


Total time: 30 minutes


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I make this dish a ton when I am cooking at home. I love to make wedges out of the potatoes. You can fry them in the oven and make them much healthier than what you can buy in the fast food places you pass every day. I love this recipe, and use it many times a month.

I think this recipe is so good, and I use it quite often at home, too. Thank you for reaching out with your comment, SissieSass!


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