Baked French Fries

Baked French Fries

If every baked French fry you've ever eaten has been a soggy disappointment, then this recipe is for you. The key to achieving perfectly crisp “fries” is heating your sheet pan in a 500-degree oven for a good 10 minutes. When you toss the potatoes onto the blisteringly hot pan, magic happens: The potatoes sear and develop a truly crunchy crust. In terms of seasoning, we keep it simple with just salt and pepper, but feel free to experiment with adding a bit of chili or garlic powder, smoked paprika or cayenne to the mix.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Arrange one oven rack at the lowest point. Place a large rimmed baking sheet there and heat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl, toss together potatoes, the oil, salt, pepper and any additional seasonings. Carefully spread potatoes out on the preheated baking sheet and return to oven’s lower rack. Roast until slightly golden and crispy, tossing after 15 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Reduce oven temperature to 425 degrees and bake 10 to 15 minutes more.