How to make Fries in the Oven with this crispy Oven Fries recipe that makes the best homemade oven-baked fries every time! 

Dip the fries into this delicious Copycat Chick-fil-A Sauce!

Finished fries with text overlay for Pinterest.

I have tried making perfect, homemade oven fries for a while now. I’ve had soggy fries, burnt fries, mushy fries, and fries that stuck to the pan. Nothing worked quite like this recipe—they came out golden, crisp, and delicious! 

My kids LOVE these fries! Even my picky 5-year-old gobbles them up every time we have them with our dinner. I like serving them with my Root Beer Pulled Pork or Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs. They’re also delicious with this Sugar-Free Ketchup recipe or Spicy Sriracha Mayo Sauce recipe. 

Overhead picture of Crispy Baked Oven Fries with a side of ketchup.

If you’re feeling super decadent, you can even dress these fries up with crispy crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, freshly chopped chives, and sour cream. YUM! 

How to Make Fries in the Oven:

Making crispy baked oven fries at home is easy. First, peel the potatoes and cut them in wedges. Next, soak the potato wedges in warm water for 30 minutes. Then, brush a baking sheet with oil and spring it with salt and pepper. Place the potato wedges on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Finally, flip the wedges and bake for another 15 minutes or until they are golden brown. 

Ingredients to make Baked Oven Fries

Cook’s Note – Homemade Oven Fries: 

  • To change up the flavor of these fries, try sprinkling the baking sheet with seasoning salt or cajun seasoning in step 3 below instead of salt and pepper. 
  • Instead of olive oil in this recipe, you can use peanut oil, vegetable oil, or canola oil. 

Oven Baked Fries stacked on top of each other.

Cook’s Tools: 

  • vegetable peeler
  • large mixing bowl
  • rimmed baking sheet 
  • pastry brush 
  • tongs 

Finished Crispy Oven Baked Fries with text overlay for Pinterest.



Crispy Baked Oven Fries recipe
5 from 12 votes

Crispy Baked Oven Fries

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
4 people
How to make Fries in the Oven with this crispy Oven Fries recipe that makes the best homemade oven baked fries every time!


  • 3 russet potatoes about 24 ounces total
  • 5 Tablespoons peanut oil divided
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper plus more to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish, optional


  • Move oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.
  • Peel the potatoes and cut them lengthwise into even sized wedges. Put the potato wedges into a large mixing bowl and cover the potatoes with hot water (somewhere between 90-100 degrees). Soak the potatoes for 15-30 minutes.
    Step 2 - How to Make Fries in the Oven
  • Brush a rimmed baking sheet with 4 tablespoons of peanut oil and sprinkle the sheet evenly with salt and pepper; set aside.
    Step 3 - How to Make Fries in the Oven
  • Drain the potatoes, and spread them out onto a clean kitchen towel and pat dry.
    Step 4 - How to Make Fries in the Oven
  • In a clean, dry bowl add the potatoes and toss them with the remaining 1 tablespoon of peanut oil.
    Step 5 - How to Make Fries in the Oven
  • Place the potato wedges on the prepared baking sheet and arrange them in a single layer. Cover the baking sheet tightly with foil and bake for 5 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until the bottoms of the potatoes are spotty golden brown.
    Step 6 - How to Make Fries in the Oven
  • Use tongs and flip each potato wedge over. Continue baking until the oven fries are crisp and golden, about 8-15 minutes. Season the fries with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with parsley (optional). Serve.
    Oven Baked Fries


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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Oven Fries on a white tray with ketchup.
This post first appeared on FFF on January 24, 2011. I have since updated the post with new photos. 

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  1. Can’t wait to try them! I have had the same problem in the past with the sticking so this is great news! 🙂

  2. Jillian Wade says:

    Suzette, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the recipe!

  3. These look very tasty 🙂 I’ll be trying this method next time I have oven fries on the menu, thanks!

  4. Twice As Nice Lettering says:

    I make these all the time for my family. We call them oven brown potatoes. Everyone seems to like them crispy best. They are so good.

  5. Jillian Wade says:

    @MrsJenB, I’m glad you liked the recipe. Happy Baking! 🙂

  6. Ooooh…I’ve never soaked them before baking them! I will definitely do that next time! Thanks for the tip, my husband adores oven fries and anything that will make them even better will be okay with him and with me!

    Visiting from Tasty Tuesday

  7. LocalFunForKids says:

    I am so excited to try this! I was in need of a good baked fry recipe & now I don’t have to search online for one.

  8. Jamie, soaking the potatoes rinses off excess starch from the potatoes so they bake up crispier.

  9. Renee Goerger says:

    My family loves when I make these oven fries. They’re always a hit and I love that they’re baked and not fried.

  10. I am so going to try this recipe! I have been trying to make crispy oven fries for years and would be glad to have a recipe that does the trick. That’s for the tips. I think I see french fries in my future.

  11. These look great, I can imagine my kids would be big fans of these!

  12. Valentina says:

    I love making fries in the oven. This is a great post with so many great tips! Thank you. 🙂

  13. We make French fries in the oven all the time!! I have never thought to top French fries with bacon and cheese! What the heck. My kids are going to flip out.

    1. Ohhhh, it’s life-changing!

  14. I love oven baked fries – it’s so much healthier than regular fries .Looks delicious!

  15. Jere Cassidy says:

    I love oven fries and use this technique as well, they always come out super tasty.

  16. These are the best baked oven fries! My fave!

    1. So glad you loved them! Thanks for stopping by!

  17. I love these baked oven fries!

    1. So glad you loved them!

  18. I actually tried this yesterday and it was so delicious! My kids also love it! I can’t wait to try this again! Thanks for sharing!