Crispy Baked Oven Fries recipe

Crispy Baked Oven Fries

How to make Fries in the Oven with this crispy Oven Fries recipe that makes the best homemade oven baked fries every time!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword fries, potatoes, russet
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 281kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!


  • 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