RecipeOven Baked French Fries

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 80
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 0 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 19 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 1 g
    • Natural Sugar: 1 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 360 mg

We. Love. Fries. It’s a cinch to make crave-worthy fries right in your oven—no deep-frying needed. A few tips: scrub the potatoes really well under cool water (because we’re keeping the skin on for extra fiber), pat them dry and cut them into strips. Spritz the baking sheet with oil and line the fries up in a single layer – and don’t overcrowd them or pile them on top of each other; oven-roasted French fries need to practice social distancing, too! Sprinkle with salt and pop them in the oven set at 400 for 20 minutes. Also, be sure to flip mid-way through using a wide rubber spatula, scraping the bottoms to keep them intact and ensure even cooking. Finally, finish them off under the broiler for just a few minutes to brown and crisp. Ta-da, (good-for-you) French Fries are served!

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This recipe makes 4 servings
  • • 2 large russet potatoes, cut into thin french-fry-like strips
  • • 1 ¼ teaspoons kosher salt
  • • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, optional

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a large baking sheet with nonstick oil spray. Spread the fries out in a single layer on the baking sheet and mist the tops liberally with additional oil spray. Do not overcrowd the pan or overlap potato sticks. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over the fries.

Bake the fries for 20 minutes, flipping them halfway through using a wide rubber spatula (scrape the bottom of the pan if the fries seem to stick, so you don’t break part the fries). To finish, set the oven to broil and broil for 5 more minutes (depending on how brown and crispy you like your fries—watch closely so they don’t burn since ovens will vary). Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.


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