There is nothing better than a crispy french fry and this baked homemade version will fulfill your cravings for french fries, but with half the calories of the traditional fried version! My crispy baked french fries will become a go to side dish recipe in your home!
These Crispy Baked French Fries are seriously side dish goals. Crispy crunchy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside! Topped with a generous sprinkle of salt, these homemade baked french fries are one of the best side dishes ever!
How to make baked french fries crispy?
I have a fool proof method to ensuring that your baked french fries are crispy! Here is my pro tip! Put the sheetpan in the oven while it preheats. When you add the potatoes, you will hear a sizzle which is the skin crisping up on the potato! The temperature for baked french fries is also very important. You need an extremely hot oven to mimic the frying method. I like to use at least 425, but 450 works as well if you are short on time!
What potatoes to use for crispy baked french fries?
I recommend using a starchy white potato, like a traditional Idaho potato for the best baked french fries. You can also make baked french fries with russet potatoes, which will give you great crispiness and texture. I love gold potatoes for mashed potatoes, but they tend to make for a soggy, limp fry!
I love serving homemade french fries and my kiddos love eating them! Baked french fries go so well with burgers, chicken, pork, or even with a delicious steak meal! It is such a versatile side dish recipe and you can even dress them up with fresh garlic, parmesan cheese, or fresh herbs! In the summer when my garden is overflowing with herbs, I love making Baked Parmesan Herb Fries to go with dinner.
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How to Make Baked French Fries
Crispy Baked French Fries
These Crispy Baked Homemade French Fries are deliciously crispy and so tasty! You will never miss the fried flavor in these amazing homemade fries!
- 6 medium sized russet potatoes cut julienne style into fries
- 2 tablespoons Olive oil
Optional to make Garlic and Herb Fries:
- 1/3 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese don't use the canned stuff
- 1-2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tablespoons fresh herbs rosemary, basil and parlsey
- salt to taste
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Put a large rimmed baking sheet in the oven. Do not remove until preheating is done.
Once oven is preheated, remove pan from oven and spread olive oil evenly across the pan.
Arrange cut fries into a single layer on the baking sheet. Toss to coat in the oil.
Salt and then put in the oven for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and flip potatoes to the other side. Use a metal spatula for easier flipping.
Return to the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until fries are golden brown and crispy.
Remove from oven and put into a bowl. Add additional salt to taste. If using, sprinkle minced garlic, parmesan cheese, and herbs over the fries. Toss to evenly distribute. Serve immediately.