Homemade Baked Fries
Homemade baked fries are easy to make with a fluffy center and crispy exterior.
Servings 4 people
- 4 baking potatoes or very large russet potatoes
- 3 tablespoons avocado oil or other high heat tolerant oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt I tested with sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper optional
Wash and peel potatoes if desired. Slice the potato into 1/2" thick slices. Stack the slices and slice down to make 1/2" thick fries. See post photos for detailed steps.
Transfer fries to a bowl with cold water and soak 30 minutes minimum, but up to 4 hours is fine. Preheat the oven to 375 before the soaking process is over.
Drain potatoes, rinse again and transfer fries to a towel or paper towels and dry thoroughly.
Place the potatoes on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Drizzle with the oil, salt and pepper or other spices if using. Toss well and spread the potatoes out in a single layer. Use two cookie sheets if needed.
Bake on the center rack at 375 for 20 minutes, then turn the oven up to 425 and bake an additional 15-20 minutes depending on the size of your fries. Very thin ones will take about 15, and thicker could take closer to 25. Toss the fries twice to ensure even browning.
Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 890mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg