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Crispy Oven Baked Fries

This clean and easy technique creates crispy, delicious French fries using only a small amount of olive oil. Simply seasoned with salt or dressed up with a variety of other seasonings, these Crispy Oven Baked Fries are always a popular side dish choice.

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
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Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 144kcal


  • 5 medium Yukon gold potatoes (about 2 to 2 1/4 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • fine ground sea salt, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Generously coat a well-seasoned large rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Wash and scrub the potatoes and dry with paper towels.
  • Slice the potatoes in 1/2-inch slices and then cut them into matchsticks. Place the sliced potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Add olive oil and toss to coat the potatoes.
  • Pour the oil-coated potatoes out onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading out into an even layer. Bake for about 20 minutes, then using a spatula, carefully toss the potatoes, spreading back into a single layer when done. Bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, mixing once or twice more to ensure even browning. Remove from oven when crisped to your liking.
  • Sprinkle with salt to taste and serve.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 585mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin C: 16.2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 4.6mg