These extra crispy oven baked French fries put a healthier spin on one of your favorite foods! Made with just a light splash olive oil, these crispy oven baked fries are super tasty without all the grease.
- 3 Russet baking potatoes, preferably long in shape
- 1–2 tablespoons olive oil
- Sea salt, to taste
- Black pepper, freshly ground
- Optional French fry seasonings: paprika or chili powder, dried parsley flakes, Parmesan cheese
- Ketchup or dipping sauce
- Adjust your oven racks, positioning them in the best way to cook two trays of potatoes at once. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
- Rinse and peel the Russet potatoes. Slice the potatoes into long thin strips, about 1/4-inch thick. As you’re slicing away, place the cut potatoes into a large deep bowl filled with cold water. Make sure the potatoes are completely submerged. Allow the potatoes to soak for 20-30 minutes, changing the water half way through the soaking time.
- Drain off the water and place the potatoes in a colander. Rinse, rinse, rinse away the starch! Thoroughly dry off the potatoes so there’s no sign of water on any slice.
- Place the dried-off potatoes in a clean bowl. Add in the olive oil. Sprinkle the potatoes with salt, pepper and optional seasonings. Toss the potatoes to evenly coat the whole batch in the oil and seasonings.
- Line two cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Arrange the oven fries in a single layer on each baking sheet, making sure there is room between each of the oven fries and no two fries are touching. Overlapping potatoes will not become crispy.
- Place the trays in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes, flipping the fries at least 2-3 times during the baking process. Your oven baked French fries are done once they become golden and crispy and do not bend when lifted.
- If desired, sprinkle additional seasonings on your oven baked fries. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Category: Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Late-Night, Party
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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