Extra Crispy Oven Baked French Fries

This is such a good and tasty homemade French fry recipe - they have a great seasoning blend and come out with a pretty good crisp on them out of the oven, without the guilt of deep frying. We've already made these a couple times, and they disappear pretty fast at my house!

Make sure you give yourself time for these to soak before you need to get them in the oven - soaking helps remove the starch and is an important step in the process to help make sure you get good crispy fries from your oven.

The original recipe suggests using more seasoning mix then I list below, and also suggests sprinkling your baked French fries with Parmesan cheese if desired. So add spices and cheese to taste! :) I liked these as written below - just a touch of yummy flavor, and perfect for dipping in ketchup and serving alongside this yummy burger.

Extra Crispy Oven Baked French Fries from Layers of Happiness

5 medium potatoes (we used golden, the original recipe suggests russets)
1 TBS olive oil
1-2 TBS grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Seasoning Blend
1 TBS seasoning salt
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/8 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp black pepper

  1. Wash and peel your potatoes (we left peels on, because we like 'em!)
  2. Slice potatoes into fairly thin sticks (about 1/4 inch wide). Slicing suggestion - slice potato into lengthwise ovals and then slice each of those pieces into fries.
  3. Put the potatoes into a bowl and cover with cold water, allow them to soak for at least 30 minutes. If you're leaving them to soak for more than an hour, put them in the refrigerator.
  4. When the potatoes are done soaking, drain them and lay them out on paper towels and blot well to remove excess moisture. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil (I used paper but the original recipe recommends parchment paper). Dry your previously used bowl well, and add 1 TBS oil along with seasonings, stir gently (use hands or a spatula) until well combined and potatoes are evenly coated.
  6. Gently arrange potatoes on the lined baking sheet, make sure they are in a single layer and not overlapping.
  7. Bake 15 minutes, then flip. Return to the oven for another 15 minutes. Turn the heat up to 425 and cook for another 10 minutes, or until potatoes are golden brown and crispy. Sprinkle with more seasoning and grated Parmesan, if desired, before serving.


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