Monday, March 4, 2013

Seasoned Oven Fries

One of my all-time favorite snacks is French fries. Most people seem to suffer from a sweet tooth, but not me. I guess I have a "salt tooth"? I can turn down a cookie or a piece of chocolate, but put a bag of McDonald's fries in front of me and I can't keep my hands off.

That's why I'm so glad I can make oven fries at home - and it's so easy!  My way is extremely uncomplicated - I don't soak the potatoes; heck, I don't even flip them while cooking!

Honestly, I love oven fries just as much as I do "real" fries. In fact, I prefer my homemade oven fries over any other fries because they are fresh, I leave the peel on (which I love), and they are not dripping with oil. Plus, I add a little extra seasoning, which makes them fabulous!

Seasoned Oven Fries

  • 3 medium Russet potatoes, cut into thin fries (I like to use a hand-held French fry cutter)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste

1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F.

2. Toss potatoes with oil and seasonings in a large mixing bowl until well-coated. Spray a large cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray, then lay potatoes in a single layer, making sure they are not touching.

3. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, until fries are starting to turn a deep, golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

Perfect! Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside!


  1. I love love LOVE your baked fries. They seriously taste like Arby's curly fries, except they are HEALTHY! I could eat them all day, and you know I am the one with a sweet tooth. :D

  2. Delicious looking! can use red potatoes for diabetics, i love your blog! its pro beautiful!

  3. Thanks, Patricia! I have roasted red potatoes in the oven many times - just cut into "wedges" instead of "fries" - and of course they took a little longer - but were delicious! Roasted red potatoes make the BEST potato salad! :) For fries, I bet the cooking time would be about the same if the red potatoes were cut thinner. Let me know if you do this, how long you cook them and how they turn out!

  4. Hey Whitney, are these allowed on a paleo diet?

    1. No, not on paleo. No potatoes or legumes! I could never be paleo, lol!