Crispy Oven Baked Fries

This week’s Sunday Funday is seafood, but since I have a strong aversion to things that swim around in their own filth, I’m sharing a popular side dish for fish instead.  After all, what’s fish without chips…or fries if you’re in the US!

I’ve made various oven-baked fries in the past, each with its own trick to ensure a crisp fry (and most are pretty successful!)  This one is a bit simpler than some and still yields a crispy fry. 

The key here is to cook the fries on an oiled pan on the bottom rack of the oven (trust me, higher racks will not do!)  These fries end up crispy and delicious and a perfect side dish for fish…or hamburgers if you’re visiting my house!

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Crispy Oven Baked Fries

Adapted slightly from Well Plated

1 ½ - 2 pound red potatoes, sliced

3-4 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon onion powder

¼ teaspoon black pepper

Fill a large bowl with hot water.  Slice the potatoes to about ¼-inch thickness, placing them in the hot water as they’re cut.  Let the potatoes soak for 10 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and place a rack on the lowest setting.  Brush 2 tablespoons of oil over a large baking sheet.

Drain the potatoes and pat dry.  Dry out the bowl and put the potatoes back into it.  Drizzle with the remaining oil and stir to coat.  Add the spices and stir until evenly coated.  

Place the potatoes on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.  Bake on the lowest oven rack for 15 minutes.  Stir to flip the fries and arrange them in a single layer again.  Bake for another 5-10 minutes or until desired crispiness is achieved.

Serves 4-6


  1. Thanks so much for joining in this week Amy. Your fries look scrumptious. It was so nice seeing you last weekend. Glad you are home safe and sound. See you in November.


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