French Fries Oven Baked

Easy to make french fries baked in the oven with olive oil.

Every once in a while it’s great to have some rustic, crunchy French fries at home. Deep frying them is a serious pain, and restaurant-made fries don’t deliver well, so what to do?

French Fries Oven Baked
French fries at home made easy by oven convection roasting in olive oil.

Oven Roasted French Fries

My answer to the fries at home problem is high-temp convection (or traditional) oven roasting with olive oil on a rack.

Although fries made this way are a bit different comparable to their deep fried version, they are delicious in their own way with crunchy deeply-browned skins and tender middles. Avoiding the deep fryer saves on calories and a lot of the fat of traditional fries, and they are also quick and easy to make without a lot of cleanup or oil storage.

So next time you’re jonesing for mini white castle style burgers or barbecued maple syrup sloppy joe’s, whip up a batch of these super easy, always delicious oven fries.

Overview | Oven Roasted French Fries

Ratings: 7

Cuisine: American
Yeild: 4
Cooking Temp: 450 ℉

Recipe Ingredients | Oven Roasted French Fries

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Steps | Oven Roasted French Fries

  1. Clean, Cut and Rinse the Potatoes
  2. Wash the potatoes and dry. Leaving the skin on, cut the potatoes lengthwise into thick matchstick-shaped slices. Do this with a large knife or a French fry cutter.

    Place potato pieces into a large bowl and rinse with cold tap water. Repeat. Fill the bowl with cool water and allow to soak for 20 - 30 minutes. Finally empty the water and rinse a final time. This process removes excess starch from the potato pieces.

  3. Dry, Oil and Season the Potato Slices
  4. After soaking and rinsing the potato, dry the slices using a salad spinner and paper towel. Return the dried potato slices into a large bowl and add olive oil, coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss to coat evenly.

  5. Oven Roast the Fries at 450℉
  6. Once oiled and seasoned with salt and pepper, transfer the fries onto a wire rack placed over a large sheet pan (protects oven from drippings). Organize and space the fries on the wire rack to encourage even cooking and oven roast at 450℉ using convection if your oven is convection equipped. If not, just use standard bake settings but increase temperature to 475℉. Roast until golden brown, about 15 - 20 minutes.

Nutritional Information

(per serving)
Calories: 177 cals
Fat: 4 g
Carbs: 34 g
Protein: 4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 500 mg

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