Crunchy Baked Fries Recipe – delicious restaurant style french fries – straight from the oven – for a delicious golden brown and cripsy baked french fry recipe that is sure to become your family’s favorite.
We LOVE fries in this house. Sweet Potato, Potato- fried or breaded- we just love fries!
The problem is, we know high fat fries aren’t the best for us.
This recipe for Crunchy Baked Fries gives you the crispy, crunchy texture of fried fries, but with a little heart healthy olive oil and sea salt for a lightened up version.
These fries use a dash of heart healthy olive oil and are baked at a high temperature to help cut down on some of the unneeded fat of fries- and they are so good, you won’t even notice they are baked.
While we don’t eat them often, these are gone in a few minutes when we do- and the best part- they are totally easy!
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Tips To Perfect Crispy Baked French Fries
These easy tips and tricks will help to ensure the best crunchy baked french fries, every time.
-Cut potatoes with a mandoline for easy, perfect sticks that will crisp up well.
-Make sure your fries soak for at least one hour – preferably changing the water after 30 minutes to new cold water.
Soaking in water helps remove some of the starch, which will help them crisp up better!
-Make sure your fries are VERY dry after their little bath.
Pat them with paper towels or a clean dish towel to be sure there is no residual moisture.
Wet fries = soggy fries.
-Ensure your baking sheets are well greased, or your fries will stick and become a nightmare.
Aluminum foil works in many situations, but my fries always stick to foil as well – so be sure to use plenty of cooking spray if you do.
If lining your baking sheet, I suggest parchment paper or a silicone mat, and I still use an olive oil based cooking spray for those as well.
-Always cook fries in a single layer.
Allowing fries to bake separate from each other will help them get crunchy.
-Adjust cook time as needed.
I watch my french fries closely while cooking, and make adjustments as needed.
Every oven is different, and I’ve noticed a ton of things impact cook time and even something as small as the humidity in the air can impact cooktime.
Reheating Leftover Fries
This recipe is good as a side for about 6 people.
The fries are best eaten hot- but you can add a dash of oil in a pan, as well as some garlic to heat them a second time.
Learn more about reheating fries in my post- Turn Leftover Fries into Garlic Truffle Fries.
It’s shockingly delicious, and a great way to reheat leftover french fries!
Crispy Baked Fries Seasoning Ideas
These baked french fries are so delicious because they can be made with all sorts of different flavors and seasonings – try some of these easy ideas, or come up with your own!
Adding different powders and seasonings will help your fries take on new flavors easily – try some of these or come up with your own!
-Add onion powder or garlic powder for a bit more flavor.
-Add herbs de provence salt for a rustic French twist on your baked fries.
-Cajun seasoning sprinkled over the fries gives a spicy Five Guys like french fry flavor.
-Brush fries in the final 15 minutes of baking time with butter, diced garlic, and finely diced parsley for a sinfully rich garlic butter fries recipe.
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Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 205 Total Fat 7g Saturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 6g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 70mg Carbohydrates 32g Fiber 3g Sugar 2g Protein 4g