Baked French Fries

Baked French Fries

This recipe for oven baked fries allows you to enjoy tasty fries with a fraction of the fat and calories you would find in traditional french fries.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 425 F. Coat a large baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray. 
  3. Step 3

    Peel the potatoes, and slice them into 1/2-inch strips.
  4. Step 4

    In a large bowl, combine the water with 1 teaspoon of the salt and the sugar. Drop the potato slices into the water solution, and soak for 5 minutes. This will help to draw some of the moisture out of the potatoes so that they can bake up a little more crisply. Drain, and pat the potatoes dry with a towel.
  5. Step 5

    In a large bowl, toss the potatoes together with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and the olive oil, and toss to coat the potatoes evenly. Spread the potato slices in a single layer on the prepared large baking sheet.
  6. Step 6

    Bake at 425 F for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, and turn the fries over with a spatula.
  7. Step 7

    Raise the oven temperature to 500 F. Bake an additional 10 minutes, until the fries are crisp and golden.