Oven "Fries"

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
Serves 4
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and spread the potatoes in a single layer. Bake until golden and crisp, about 35 minutes. Remove the fries with a spatula and season with salt.

Per serving Calories: 280; Total Fat: 7 g; Sodium: 305 mg; Carbohydrate: 50 g; Fiber: 3.6 g; Protein: 6 g


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amazing! great tasting and easy to make!!!! much better than store bought french fries!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Recipe was tasty, but the cook time was wayyyyy too long. Just keep an eye out because all but 2 of our fries burned :[ item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these with blue potatoes I picked up at the farmer's market. Yummy, and I didn't even have to fry! I used a glass pan, which I didn't grease first. I will make sure I don't do that next time, because they stick! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are so good, I make them 3 times a month. Perfect for breakfast, lunch and diner. Being Latin we tend to use french fries a lot and love the fact that I can bake these with a little olive oil and viola. Thanks for sharing item not reviewed by moderator and published
My first time making them was a disaster. I find I will need to cut them thicker, like steak fries, and reduce the time a bit otherwise they burn. First time making things is always a learning experience! I'd rather make them in the oven than anything, as I hate getting burned. item not reviewed by moderator and published
loved these--super easy and all the kids ate a bunch. so much better than frozen! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think they taste better with coconut oil or grapeseed oil. Canola oil and vegetable oil are made with GMOs and should be avoided. See the Swanson Report 2013. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These fries were a HUGE hit with the family, and while not a diet recipe, they are much healthier than the fried restaurant equivalent. One critique is that some of the fries were crispier than others, which were a little greasy. I would maybe halve the amount of olive oil I used next time. Also the ice bath sounds like a good idea-we'll see how motivated I am next time-haha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Never made homemade oven fries. I'll never deep fry them again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first time I have made fries in the oven that were crispy. This is now officially my new method instead of pan frying in oil. Way easier and cleanup is a snap. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG... I never thought about doing oven baked fries like that. Please item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! Did not soak because of time but would try next time. Good to cut the fries thin and even, best fresh out of the oven. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These fries are very easy to make and turn out great. The only thing I do differently it to soak the cut potatoes in bowl of water with ice for about an hour. Then I drain them and pat the potatoes dry with a clean kitchen towel. I feel they make the fries more crisp this way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ellie you've done it again!!! These are the best oven fries ever! My daughter loves cheeseburgers and fries, but we are cutting carbohydrates because I have type 2 diabetes and she is pre-diabetic. Following the guidelines of her nutritionist, she has a range of 35 to 50 carbs per meal. I served the hamburgers with no bread and added a serving of the fries, paired with a salad. She and I both loved them. I cut back the oil because I used less potatoes for two people. Definitely turned them 10 minutes into the cooking and cut my cooking time down to 25 mins. Since we started our new plan, I have made your oven fried chicken strips, also a hit! I am now looking for a turkey meatball recipe and will check your site more often in the future. Thanks so much! item not reviewed by moderator and published
IT WAS VERY TASTY AND WITH OUT THE GUILT item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe, but MAKE SURE the fries are cut the same size or some will burn. item not reviewed by moderator and published
tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy ,, my kid love it item not reviewed by moderator and published
These fries are delicious and the best part is they come out like fries, not just roasted potatoes. I would recommend cooking for 425 instead of 450 and definitely flipping them over halfway through. I also sprinkled mine with some cayenne pepper, so good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My sweetie and I love deep fried anything but he can't handle the grease anymore and neither of us need the extra fat so I am replacing our favorites with oven fried recipes. These are perfect and he loved them !! His exact words were "Hey!! These are really good!! They taste just like deep fried!!"I didn't use nearly as much oil but did make sure they were well coated and salted and turned them half way through the cooking time to make sure they were crisp. No more frozen for us. This recipe is easy, less expensive and it's a keeper. Thank Ellie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very close to the satisfaction factor of deep frying. A good substitute although I will cut back on the oil next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We tried them and found them very tasty. However, we found some of them burnt (we'll turn them on the next batch) What does the water soak do? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you Ellie for helping us prepare more healthy food options! I have made french fries a number of different ways with many different seasonings but last night I followed this recipe and thought it was delicious! The only change I made was that I soaked the potatoes after cutting them thinly in a bowl of chilled water for about 45 minutes before putting them in the hot oven. The fries came out perfectly crispy and flavorful, and the best part is that the taste was captured without frying! Many thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are delicious and can also be sprinkled with different seasonings and spices with regard to individual tastes. Just a bit of thinking ahead means there is no need to buy the frozen fries. item not reviewed by moderator and published
as I peel the potatoes, I place them into cold water bowl next to me. after peeling all potatoes, I remove one whole potato at a time, to cut them lengthwise in 1/2 inch pieces, and place the cut pieces back into the water bowl where they stay for 40 minutes minimum, so starch can be drawn out. . after the 40 minutes, is a good point to start the oven to the 450 degree temp. . then, I remove the cut pieces and lay them onto paper towel covered cookie sheet, cover with more paper towel, to pat the potatoes dry of excess water. . then, I put the cut pieces into another bowl and sprinkle olive oil/ canola oil [your choice] and little salt and pepper, and toss the pieces. . then, spray the cookie sheet with spray oil of your choice. lay out the cut pieces flat onto the cookie sheet. . insert cookie sheet into top rack of the pre-heated oven [450 degrees]. pray. (lol) check on the fries about 1/2 way through, possible need to turn them once. . CAUTION: remove cookie sheet using oven mitts.... . I use tongs with black, flat silicon ends to turn the fries and to remove the fries from the cookie sheet. . voila! are yummy item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made them also using Sweet Potatoes, omg, we just love them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These fries were delicious! I didn't feel guilty about eating them because I knew they were' loaded with unhealthy fats and fried. Be sure to flip the fries in the middle of cooking so that all sides get crispy. I will definitely be making these again with a homemade burger! item not reviewed by moderator and published
DO NOT use coconut oil or grapeseed oil with this recipe. Coconut oil's smoke point is 350 degrees, while grapeseed oil is 420 degrees. Here's a source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_point item not reviewed by moderator and published
Try Safflower or Sunflower (the same/similar smoke point as canola oil). Also,Ohio State University did research in 2011 that stated that safflower oil led to health improvements in areas such as blood sugar and cholesterol. Some people don't like to use seed oils, so there's also Olive Oil or Avocado Oil (though check your smoke points, as some versions have a higher one and some, lower). item not reviewed by moderator and published
This removes the outer starches of the potatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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