These are the BEST oven roasted french fries! Perfectly crisp, salty, and seasoned, these don’t last long around here!
I remember when we made these oven roasted fries for the first time. It was several years ago, and now these fries are in our regular rotation.
We had a lot of potatoes, and they were a bit starchy, so I said, “We need to make something with these, maybe fries would be a good idea.” (Fries are not something that we usually make, but I just had a craving for them). Then I had to get Baby Bee settled for a nap, and when I came back to the kitchen, Darryl had sliced all the potatoes and busy getting them ready for the oven!
45 minutes later, we sat down to the best oven roasted french fries I’d ever had. They were so delicious! Nice and crispy on the outside, and perfectly seasoned. Darryl had consulted all recipes to get an idea of how to make oven fries, but then did his own seasoning blend, so I thought I’d share it here!
We made a big batch of these, which I would highly recommend, as they went really fast.
Like I mentioned, these oven roasted french fries were made with potatoes that were a little bit starchy, which was perfect for getting a crisp outside and a tender inside. The potatoes we used were “new yellow” potatoes from Costco. I think white potatoes would probably work well, too.
Can you keep the skins on potatoes for french fries?
Yes, if that’s your preference, go ahead and keep the skins on! Just make sure you clean your potatoes well to remove any dirt from the skins.
Can I make these baked fries plain?
Yes, if you (or your children) don’t like a lot of seasoning, just try these french fries with olive oil and salt! One of my sons prefers them that way. They are still really delicious plain!
Do I need to soak potatoes before roasting them?
You can soak potatoes in cold water for 30 minutes in order to remove some of the potato starch. This will result in crispier fries. I do not usually do this, and we like these baked fries just fine! They are still delicious. If you are looking for crispier fries, then I do recommend soaking them, then patting them dry.
Tips so that these roasted french fries turn out well:
- Make sure you cut the potatoes into even wedges or sticks. This will help them to cook evenly.
- Use two cookie sheets, and spread the fries out in a single layer. This will prevent the french fries from sticking to each other.
- Use a spatula to flip the fries every 15 minutes so that they get nicely golden brown on all sides.
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Oven Roasted French Fries.
Crisp, delicious, perfect oven fries are the ultimate side dish for burgers or chicken.
- 6 cups medium potatoes For about 6 cups sliced potatoes. Russet potatoes work well, or gold potatoes.
- 6 Tablespoons olive oil
- ¾ Tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon pink sea salt
- ½ Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ⅓ teaspoon pepper
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Peel and slice potatoes into wedges. Try to keep them all about the same size, so they cook evenly.
Place potatoes, olive oil, and seasonings in a large bowl. Toss to coat.
Place fries on two cookie sheets in a single layer.
Bake at 450 for about 45 minutes. Use a spatula to flip the fries every 15 minutes.
Drain on paper towels before serving.
**The original recipe called for ¾ Tablespoon of Jane's Krazy Mixed Up Salt Chunky Garlic Seasoning. This isn't a seasoning blend that I am comfortable with since my son has a sesame allergy now. I have updated the recipe with the spices that we use now.
However, if you like Jane's Salt, and it's safe for you, I thought I'd mention that it was used in the original recipe.
These are so good! Serve with roasted chicken legs, turkey sloppy joes, or vegan sloppy joes.
Have you made oven fries before? Do you prefer them to the fried version?
This post was originally published in April 2015. It has been updated.
You can soak them if you wish! They may be crispier if you do so.
I loved it.
It looks yummy.
Thanks for sharing.
Hey i like French Fries so that’s why i saw this post and i totally impressed about this new Oven Roasted French Fries. Thanks for sharing.
Love your site! Why don’t you soak potatoes before cooking?Thank you
You can soak them if you wish! They may be crispier if you do so.
I live in Canada and an not sure where to get the Chunky Garlic Seasoning…..
Hmmm…I’m not sure about Canada. Could you order it on Amazon? Or use a different garlic seasoned salt that is in your local stores?
Hello? I don’t get an answer? :(
I have been unable to answer comments for a week due to family issues. I am trying to get through all of the comments today, so I should get to yours.
Was sorry to read that. I hope everything is ok. Thanks for answering! :)
All is okay now! :)
Tried them exactly as written. Had to take them out after barely 25 minutes at 450 (after flipping once at 15min). they were pretty much already cooked at 15 min, but not crispy on both sides. I used a regular oven, not a convection oven, which would have cooked them even faster. The ones on the picture look ok, but I removed the burned ones for the shot.
I think next time I’m going to put them in at 450, and immediately turn the oven down to 400. And even then, I am pretty sure 45 minutes would be really pushing it. Am i doing something wrong?
I think that perhaps my potatoes were sliced a little bit bigger than yours. Also, what kind of potatoes did you use?
i used the biggest idaho baking potatoes I could find. But you were right, I tried it again, this time cutting the fries bigger, (5 guys style), and they took a lot longer to cook. So the issues really was the size of the cut. My husband raved about the 2nd try. The leftovers were even good the next day! :)
Awesome! So glad that they worked out the second time! And good to know about the leftovers! :)
I know what I did wrong with my oven fries this week, thanks to you! I think I needed t up the heat and let them in for longer, because they didn’t quite get as crispy as I wanted. I like the sounds of your garlic spice…must try it!
I know, I’ve had the not crispy situation happen over here before, too! It’s frustrating! I was glad that Darryl figured out a good recipe.
Wow these were amazing ! Will make these again. Thanks
I love oven roasted french fries so much. And it is so easy to make with a quick time. I can’t wait to try making this awesome recipe on later today. However, the pictures are really incredible. Thanks for sharing the great ideas.
Lauren @ Eating with a Purpose
Beautiful photos- you are making me hungry!
Thank you, Lauren!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
This seriously look like the best fries ever! Love that seasoning blend!
Ugh le French Fry! What healing powers it has! My mind, body, and soul thank Daryl for coming up with a winning recipe :D
French fries are the best, right?
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven
I LOVE oven-roasted fries! They’re my weakness and I definitely wouldn’t be able to control myself around these! They look so perfectly crisp and crunchy! Pinning. :)
Thanks for pinning, Sarah!
I make this type of French fries for my grandchildren, and they love them!! I let them cook in the oven on 450 for about 30-45 minutes, but I don’t turn them.