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a cookie sheet of baked fries with ketchup

Homemade Baked Fries

Homemade baked fries are easy to make with a fluffy center and crispy exterior.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Soak time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 261kcal
Author Rachel Ballard


  • 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.
  • Serve warm.


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