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The Best Crispy Baked Fries


  • Author: Midwest Foodie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The most perfect baked fries ever! No fryer necessary, yet they’re still perfectly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.


Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. russet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice each potato lengthwise into 1/2 inch slices, then cut each slice into 1/2 inch wide sticks. So basically, cut the potatoes into french fries.
  3. Then add potatoes, oil, garlic powder, thyme and paprika to a large bowl. Add a couple generous pinches of salt and large pinch of pepper.
  4. Combine everything until seasoning is well distributed and fries are evenly coated.
  5. Spread fries in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip the fries and bake for another 15 minutes.
  6. Then crank the heat to 500 and bake for 15 minutes. Flip fries and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until desired crispiness is reached.
  7. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Keywords: easy, simple, healthy, not fried, quick, french fry, recipe