Friday, February 8, 2013

baked french fries

To say we love french fries in our house would be an understatement
Buying french fries from a fast food place is not the healthiest thing
Buying bags of frozen french fries can end up costing a lot

A bag of french fries can run about $3.50 (depending on brand)
A 5lb bag of potatoes is only $1.99  - that's a lot of french fries!!

So to satisfy our taste buds, wallet and waist line, we started making our own.

please ignore the dog nose in the corner...

Homemade Baked French Fries 
serves 4-5

4-5 russet potatoes (or more/less depending on how many people you are serving)
Olive oil, extra virgin
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Paprika, light sprinkle

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cut potatoes into french fry shape
  • Put in a bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika
  • Place a cooling rack on a sheet pan and place the seasoned fries on the cooling rack (we enjoy cooking them this way to get the heat all around the potatoes and evenly cooked/crisped)
  • Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes, until cooked and golden
I will not lie. My husband is the french fry maker in our house. They are so easy to make and so delicious. Next time you have a french fry craving, considering slicing up some potatoes before cutting open a bag.

Any french fry fans out there?

Linking up to Fitness Friday!


  1. yes yes yes! Love me some french fries. Can you get some good crunchy sweet potato fries going next? Dean's are never crunchy enough (you can tell him I said that).

    1. Hahaha try the cookie sheet method!

  2. Yum! Baked is so much better than fried. Thanks for linking up!

  3. These look good!


  4. These look delicious. You're right, some things are so much cheaper to make yourself and luckily french fries are pretty easy! Since my husband decided to try paleo, we haven't had regular white potatoes, but apparently since sweet potatoes are allowed, he's oven baked those to be like fries and they're actually really good.

    1. oh yes we love using sweet potatoes also!! so nutritious as well

  5. I LOVE french fries!! I always bake my fries, but never heard of using the cooling rack...I will certainly have to try this...maybe right now!

    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog - we love baking our fries this way. Let me know how they turn out if you do!

  6. I love french fries! I have never put paprika on them. I think I'll try that! I usually use them for a vehicle for ketchup!

    1. Thank you!
      We are big ketchup fans as well haha

  7. Such a simple recipe, I love it! They look delicious Sarah!


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