Whether you are serving them as an appetizer or side dish, these homemade French fries are hands down delicious. Oven baked, this recipe is so simple and easy to make, and the fries come out perfectly crispy and fluffy in the middle. Cook Mode
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PREP TIME10 minutes
COOK TIME40 minutes
SOAKING TIME30 minutes
TOTAL TIME1 hour 20 minutes
3 – 4 large baking potatoes (Russet potatoes), about 1.5 lbs, peeled or leave the skin on if you prefer
3 – 4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 Tablespoon seasoned salt
fry sauce (for serving), optional INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Wash potatoes and cut potatoes into thin fries (I prefer ¼” thick).
Let potatoes soak in cold water in a bowl for at least 30 minutes. Remove from water and dry very well with a paper towel.
Toss fries with oil and seasoned salt. Spread evenly in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes. Turn the oven up to 425° and cook fries until golden, about 20-25 minutes more.
TIPS & NOTES
The best potatoes for making homemade fries are baking potatoes (starchy potatoes – like Russet potatoes).
You can peel the potatoes, but you don’t have to. You can just give them a good scrub to remove any dirt.
Cut the potatoes as evenly as you can so that they cook through at the same time.
Make sure you soak the potatoes in water.
Be sure to thoroughly dry your potatoes after they come out of the water.
Don’t skimp on the oil. Make sure all of the potatoes are coated in the oil to get that crispy exterior.
Season the potatoes really well. You don’t want to eat bland potatoes. Use my recipe for seasoned salt for the best homemade seasoned fries in the oven.
Spread them in a single layer on your baking sheet and don’t overcrowd it. This will ensure they get crispy all over.