July 25, 2011

Recipe Post: Home-baked Fries

Mmmm. I love fries. Too much, really. I am the kind of person that craves french fries at weird and random times. Especially McD's fries. Or Braum's. Or Arby's curly fries.

Oooooh.....I need to stop now.

Anyway, I love fries. But I also need to limit my grease and salt intake. And, well, going to McD's costs money. So, I found/came up with a home version.

You will need:

  • Potatoes
  • EVOO
  • Chili Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
First, preheat your oven to 450F.

Pour 1/4 cup EVOO in a medium-large bowl. Keep the oil handy for later.

Add your spices. For 4 or 5 small potatoes, add 2 teaspoons of each spice. You can add or subtract a half a teaspoon of each for more or less potatoes. And if I'm honest, I throw in an extra dash or two of garlic. Mix it all thoroughly.

Then rinse your potatoes. I use the ones in the bag that are definitely too small to use as a side baked potato. If you're going to peel them, do that now.

Then slice each potato into half-inch wide slices.

Then cut each slice into fry-sized strips.

As you finish each potato, toss the strips into the spice marinade and give it a toss. Add oil as needed to all fries get evenly coated.

Once you get all your strips coated, spread them out on a cookie sheet. If you can keep them from touching, great, but it's not necessary.

Pop 'em in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Test the largest strip to make sure they're cooked, add another few minutes if necessary. Be sure and check them frequently. If you smell something burning, don't ignore that smell. Not that I'm speaking from experience or anything.

Finally, pull out your super-yummy gorgeous fries.

(These did get a little crispy-fried. Again, the burning smell.)

Let them cool then serve. If you want to add a light dusting of salt, do it before they get cool.

Enjoy with your favorite sandwich or burger.


  1. I love homemade fries. I make mine in a similar way and honestly, I always add some extra garlic too. So tasty!

  2. Mmmmmmm. I love fries too. I'm definitely saving this recipe! I've been wanting to try to make my own for a while now. I'm really glad you posted this. =)

  3. thanks for posting! I've tried making homemade fries before and they always come out AWFUL. I'll have to try this recipe!

  4. Yum!!! We LOVE fries and making our own! You make sweet potato fries too?! They are excellent as well :)

  5. Thanks for sharing the recipe, these look great!

  6. Stop with that! I am going to have to make these tonight, fries are my weakness! I love, love, love them!

  7. I never met a potato I didn't love. I can't wait to try these :)

  8. um. . . YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That looks delicious!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Holy crap that looks amazing!! My mouth is watering like crazy right now lol

  10. I might be making these tonight! You and I seem to have a similar relationship with french fries. They pretty much always sound good! Mmmm...and yours look SO GREAT!

  11. What temp do you bake yours at?? I'm seriously making them tonight.

  12. Those look delish! I will have to try them!!!

  13. Yum :) I love making fries at home. Also, I too appreciate Braum's frenchfries!

  14. Mmmmm now I know what I'm making for dinner!!


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