Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Roasted Fries

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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3 large baking potatoes, like russets (1 1/2 pounds) rinsed and patted dry

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Accompaniment: ketchup or mayonnaise


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  2. Cut potatoes lengthwise into 1/3-inch-thick slices, then cut into 1/3-inch-wide sticks. Immediately toss with oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl, then spread sticks in 1 layer in a large shallow (1-inch-deep) baking pan.
  3. Bake in lower third of oven 15 minutes. Loosen potatoes from bottom of pan with a metal spatula, then turn over and spread out again. Bake until crisp and golden brown on edges, about 10 minutes more.