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How to make French Fries in the Oven
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How to bake French Fries in the Oven

Make healthier fries by baking them instead of frying!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword oven baked french fries
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 377kcal
Author Olya


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 Russet potatoes
  • Sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cut potatoes into thin strips.
  • Now let's preheat the oven proof pan the stove top BEFORE putting it in the oven. Turn on medium heat and preheat the pan for a total of 4-5 minutes.
  • Next add oil. It will heat up and look wavy. If it's too smokey, then it's too hot.
  • Once oil is wavy, add potatoes to the pan and cook, stirring for about 4-6 minutes. You should be stirring them often so that the don't get stuck to the bottom.
  • Move the pan with potatoes to the oven and bake them for a total of 30 minutes. But flip them over once. To do that, set a timer for 15 minutes. At 15 minute mark, you would open the oven door and flip the potatoes with a spatula.
  • You will then continue baking them for 15 more minutes until the potatoes are browned and crispy.
  • Remove the pan from the oven add salt straight into the pan. Stir the French fries in the salt and garlic powder with a fork.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 1332mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 18.2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.8mg