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A pile of Crispy oven baked french fries with ketchup in the middle
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Oven Baked French Fries

These crispy oven baked french fries make you forget all about deep fried french fries. They're crispy, delicious and healthy for the ultimate side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 292kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 4 russet potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wash the potatoes and scrub their skin to clean them as much as possible. Cut the potatoes into ¼-inch wide sticks
  • Place the potatoes in a large bowl and submerge with cold water. Soak for 30 minutes. Drain the potatoes and dry very well using paper towels or a kitchen towel.
  • Transfer the dried potatoes to the prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil and season with 1 teaspoon salt, paprika, garlic powder and black pepper. Toss well to coat.
  • Arrange fries in a single layer on the baking sheet, making sure they aren’t touching too much. This is key in helping them cook evenly and get crispy.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, tossing at the halfway point to ensure even baking.
  • Season with the remaining salt immediately when they are done cooking.

Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. They will not be as crispy as fresh out of the oven, but you can reheat them in the oven at 350°F for 5 minutes or in the air fryer.
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1175mg | Potassium: 912mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg