Perfect Baked Fries

  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD


Baked not fried, these fries are crispy and soul-satisfying!


  • 1 lb potatoes (any variety but Russets work best due to their low moisture content)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • vinegar for serving


  1. Slice the potatoes into thin fries. Place in a large bowl. Cover with cold water.
  2. Allow to soak for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Drain the fries in a colander. Line the bowl with a clean tea towel.
  5. Dump the fries into the bowl and pat to dry. Try to get as much moisture off the potatoes as possible. Use a second tea towel if necessary.
  6. Remove the tea towel from the bowl and add in the olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Stir to combine.
  7. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Then stir and bake another 10 minutes or until the fries are a nice golden brown.
  9. Sprinkle with vinegar just before eating!


  • Open the oven door a few times while the fries are cooking. This allows the steam to escape and creates a crispier fry.


  • Serving Size: 4
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