Extra Crispy Oven Baked Fries

Seasoned Crispy Fries in Bowl
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These seasoned Extra Crispy Oven Baked Fries are so easy to make, and will knock your socks off with amazing flavor! I don’t think there is anything better than hot, crispy homemade fries! I love making this healthy, oven-baked version whenever I have the chance. Once you’ve tried them, you won’t be able to resist going baked instead of fried.

All you need is a few clean russet potatoes and some Extra Virgin Olive Oil to get them going! I like to carefully use my Mandoline Food slicer to make short work of slicing the potatoes. They need to be about 1/4 inch thick, but you can accomplish this with a sharp knife too!

Preparing the Potatoes

Madoline Slicing Potato into Fries

Simply add all the potato slices to a large bowl.

Sliced Potato Fries in Bowl

Submerge the fries with cold water and cover. They need to soak at minimum for 30 minutes. If you want to make them ahead of time, they can soak in the fridge for up to 8 hours. *This step is crucial to ensure the starch is released from the potatoes, which helps the fries really crisp up during the cooking process.

Sliced Raw Potato Fries Soaking in Bowl

Add the dry seasoning ingredients into a small bowl, and stir to combine. All you need for amazing seasoned fries is:

  • Seasoned Salt
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Chili Powder
  • Dried Basil
  • Ground Cumin
Extra Crispy Oven Baked Fry Seasoning

Preparing the Oven Baked Fries

Once the fries are done soaking, drain the bowl, and empty the raw fries onto paper towels. Blot them dry with more paper towels until they are free of excess moisture.

Blotting Sliced Potatoes with Paper Towel

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Transfer the fries into another large bowl (or clean the same one from earlier). Add the extra virgin olive oil and half of the prepared seasoning, tossing to coat.

Seasoning Sprinkled on Raw Fries

The fries will be pre-seasoned and ready to transfer to a prepared baking sheet.

Olive Oil and Seasoning Stirred on Fries in Bowl

Arrange the potato slices in a single, even layer, being careful not to let them overlap. Do not crowd the pan, this will prevent the fries from getting crispy.

Raw Fries Arranged on Pan

Bake for 30 minutes, flipping half way through.

Spatula Flipping Fries on Pan

Next, remove the pan from the oven and flip the fries again. Raise the oven temperature to 425 degrees and bake for another 10-15 minutes. This second cooking time really helps crisp the fries, almost like a very low broil. The edges start to brown and the fries turn a nice golden color.

Extra Crispy Fries on Pan After Baking

Transfer fries to a bowl, and toss with 1 teaspoon of the prepared seasoning mix from earlier. Definitely season to taste, either with more or less seasoning depending on your preference.

Seasoned Crispy Fries in Bowl

Serve your Extra Crispy Oven Baked Fries warm, with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce. You won’t be able to stop eating them! These are a kid favorite at our house!

Finished Extra Crispy Oven Baked Fries

You can also make these fries in an Air Fryer: set 350 degrees, with a cook time of 15-20 minutes. Just make sure to toss the fries half way through cooking, and check them for doneness every 5 minutes after.

Finished Extra Crispy Oven Baked Fries

Extra Crispy Oven Baked Fries

Healthy yet crispy oven baked fries, seasoned to perfection
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Large Baking Sheet

Ingredients
  

Potatoes & Oils

  • 3-4 medium Russet Potatoes , sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1-2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Seasoning

  • 2 tsp Lowry's Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Cumin

Instructions
 

Potatoes

  • Rinse and scrub the russet potatoes and pat dry. Using a sharp knife, carefully slice the potatoes length-wise into 1/4 inch pieces (or use a Mandoline food slicer).
  • Add sliced potatoes to a large bowl and fill with cold water so they are submerged. Allow the fries to soak for at least 30 minutes, transfer to the fridge if you are letting them soak for longer (up to 8 hours).

Seasoning

  • Stir together all of the dry seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.

Making the Fries

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Drain the bowl with the fries, and place all of the pieces onto paper towels. Blot all the moisture from the raw fries so they are as dry as possible.
  • Clean the bowl from earlier, and add the dry raw fries back in. Drizzle in the olive oil and toss with half of the prepared seasoning mixture.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spray the surface with non-stick cooking spray.
    Arrange the fries in a single layer, being careful not to overcrowd them or overlap any of the pieces.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, flipping once halfway through. Remove pan from oven.
    Adjust oven temperature to 425 degrees, flip the fries again, and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until they turn crispy and golden-brown.
  • Add another teaspoon of the seasoning mixture (or more/less, to taste) and toss to coat. Serve warm, and enjoy!

Notes

***Use seasoning to taste! Only add as much as you personally prefer. I am a salt lover, so I usually use about 1/2 to 3/4 of the seasoning mixture by the time I serve the fries. I just save the seasoning mix for next time if I don’t use it all.
-These fries can also be made in an air fryer at 350 degrees, with a cook time of 15-20 minutes. Just make sure to toss the fries half way through cooking, and check them for doneness every 5 minutes after.
Keyword Crispy French Fries, Crispy Fries, Extra Crispy Oven Baked Fries, French Fries, Fried Potatoes, Healthy Fries

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