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.
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 3/4 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.
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.