Recipe courtesy of Christina Deyo and Janette Barber

Janette's Oven-Baked French Fries with Homemade Ketchup

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 russet potatoes

1 tablespoon olive oil

Nonstick cooking spray

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 teaspoon salt


6 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced

1/4 cup finely minced red onion, chopped, soaked in cold water for 30 minutes, drained and squeezed dry

1 teaspoon tomato paste

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

2 teaspoons dark brown sugar

Pinch ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. To make the fries: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut into desired French-fry size. Place in a plastic bag along with the oil and shake until potatoes are evenly coated. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Put the potatoes on the baking sheet in a single layer and sprinkle with cayenne and black pepper.
  3. Bake, turning potatoes once, until golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, to make the ketchup: Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside. If you like it chunky serve as is. If you don't want the ketchup chunky, put ingredients into a food processor to puree.
  5. When the fries are done, sprinkle with salt and serve immediately with the ketchup.