Oven Baked Fries that turn out perfectly crispy and salted every time! Cooking them on a rack ensures they are evenly cooked all around and avoids the need to flip the fries part way through cooking. But if you don't have an oven safe rack, they can also be cooked directly on the pan for equally excellent results!
Whether you're making Barbecued Burgers, Chicken Sandwiches, grilled pork ribs, or almost anything else, Crispy Oven Baked Fries are the side dish that you are looking for!
Ready in under 30 minutes, they are fries that you will enjoy AND that you can feel good about eating!
- Potatoes- This recipe should work with most types of potatoes but I find either Russets or Yukon Golds give the best results. I usually don’t peel the potatoes but you can if you prefer.
- Olive oil- Avocado oil is another great option.
- Sea salt
1. Cut the potatoes. Slice into ¼-½ inch sticks, depending on your preference, ensuring they are all approximately the same size for even cooking time. Thinner fries will cook a bit faster so be sure to check them a few minutes early.
2. Coat. Toss potatoes with oil and seasoning and place on the oven rack. For easy clean up, I recommend placing a silicone mat below the rack.
No oven-safe rack? No problem! Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat (best!) or parchment paper and lay the fries spaced out on top. Lining the pan is critical- otherwise the crispy part may end up sticking. Bake for 10 minutes then remove from the oven. Use a spatula or tongs and flip each fry over. Return baking sheet to oven for 5-10 minutes until fries are crispy!
3. Bake for 15-20 minutes and serve hot! If using the rack method, rotate the pan 180 degrees after 10 minutes.
TIP: If you have a convection oven, bake at 450 F on the convection setting (you may have to still set it to 475 F on some models and it will automatically change it to 450 F when you set it to "convection") for even crispier results!
These oven baked fries are best consumed fresh so I recommend only making the amount you plan to eat! However, if needed, leftovers can be stored and reheated and still be tasty- see below for tips.
To Store: Allow fries to cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To Reheat: For best results, reheat in the oven at 350 F for 5-10 minutes. They can also be rewarmed in the microwave but will no longer be crispy.
Make It Your Own
- Change up the seasonings! Some ideas:
- Garlic Pepper- Add ½ teaspoon each of garlic powder and black pepper
- Taco Seasoned - Omit salt and add 2-3 teaspoon of Taco Seasoning. For even more of a varitiation- try adding some grated Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese for some Cheesy Taco Fries!
- Cajun Seasoned- Omit salt and add 2-3 teaspoon of Cajun Seasoning.
There are SO MANY great ways to eat fries!
Enjoy them as a side to:
- Simple Barbecue Burgers
- Pork Banh Mi Burgers
- Pulled Pork
- Grilled Turkey Pesto Sandwiches
- Chimichurri Chicken Sandwiches
Use them to make:
- Homemade Poutine (Make ¼ batch of this poutine recipe or quadruple the amount of fries that you make)
- Chili Cheese Fries (Make a double batch of fries or half the chili cheese recipe)
Try them dipped in:
If you have dietary restrictions, be sure to check any packaging of specific ingredients that you use are compliant. As written, this recipe is naturally:
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
- Nut Free
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Crispy Oven Baked Fries
- 1 lb potatoes about 2 medium
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 475 °F. Line a large baking sheet with an oven safe cooling rack.
- Scrub the potatoes and peel (optional). Slice into ¼-1/2 inch thick sticks and place in a mixing bowl.
- Toss potato sticks with olive oil and sea salt until evenly coated. Place on the rack on the prepared baking sheet, evenly spaced.
- Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. (If your oven has a convection option, using it will result in even crispier fries).
- After 10 minutes, rotate the baking sheet 180 degrees and then return to the oven for an additional 5-10 minutes until the edges are lightly browned and the fries are crispy.
- Serve immediately.
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I am impressed by how browned and crispy these oven fries look. I'm going to try your recipe!
Thank you for your kind review, Jill! I hope you enjoy them!
I love how crispy these fries are. I also really like that they are quite easy to make. Definitely my new go to homemade baked fries recipe.
I'm glad you enjoyed these baked fries, Andrea! Thank you for your kind review!
Love the idea of using a rack in the oven! I usually get one side right and one side steamed. Can't wait to try it.
Thank you for your kind review, Luci! Let me know how they turn out!!
N othing compares to homemade when it comes to fries, hands down. Love how crispy these got in no time.
I'm glad you enjoyed these fries, Justin! Thank you for your kind review.
Love this healthier version of fries since they're baked and not fried! They were crispy and delicious!
I'm glad you liked these baked fries, Anjali!
My boys love these! Thanks for the recipe. I've been wanting to make them but didn't know how much fat, which fat was best or the best oven temp! So, yay, now we'll love these on repeat.
I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe, Megan! Thank you for your kind review.
These baked fries are perfect when I'm feeling snacky but don't want all the extra oil! Thanks for this easy recipe. The simple sea salt was just the perfect seasoning!
I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe, Nancy! Thank you for your kind review.
My kids loved these, and it was such a great tip to use the silicone baking sheets for a way easier clean-up. We liked the garlic pepper option 🙂
The garlic pepper is my favourite too! Thank you for your kind review, Stacey.
I love thick, crispy fries like this so I was so excited to find your recipe. I used the rack over the sheet pan and they came out great!
I'm glad you enjoyed these fries, Donny!