How to Bake French Fries

This recipe will give you delicious homemade oven-baked french fries. This option is cleaner, healthier and somewhat easier than deep frying.

Oven baking your french fries is a healthier choice. If you’re looking for a recipe for less healthy but more delicious fries, check out the recipe for deep-fried french fries

Oven Baked French Fries

French fries by thepinkpeppercorn via Flickr – Creative Commons

Baked French Fry Ingredients

Potatoes and vegetable oil.

And some salt.

How to Bake French Fries

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

Wash your potatoes.

Cut them into neat little fry shapes. (Consult the picture above if you’re not sure what french fries are shaped like.)

Put them in a bowl. Add a couple tablespoons of oil and stir and shake around until the potatoes are thoroughly but lightly coated.

Lay on a baking sheet and cook for about thirty minutes.

Optionally: add salt.

French Fry Making Tips

  • When baking french fries, a thicker cut will usually turn out tastier. Feel free to experiment to see what works best for you.
  • If you make french fries a lot, you may want a french fry cutter. It really makes this whole process easier.

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