Easy Crispy Oven Baked French Fries

Learn the secrets to the best oven French fries ever. Tasty, crispy, healthy and did I say easy. Now you can do it too.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Potato, Potatoes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 2 russet potatoes medium
  • 1 teaspoons coarse salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • Start with a couple of medium russet potatoes. That will make four servings. Preheat oven to 425 convection. If you don't have convection, you can use 450 degrees or stay at 425 and it will take a bit longer.
  • Peel potatoes if desired. Cut your fries. I use a mandoline, but a knife will do. 1/4 inch thick is recommended.
  • Place in cold water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse the fries with cold water and place on a towel and dry reasonably well. Dry the bowl and put fries back in and mix with about a tablespoon of oil.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil and a rack. Spray with PAM.
  • Spread the fries on a prepared rack. Do not overlap but they may touch a little. Give a light sprinkle of coarse salt.
  • Bake until golden brown. About 30 minutes.


Russet potatoes are recommended, but Yukon Golds are also a good choice.
Can I oven bake frozen French fries? Yep, and the technique is the same. But start at the step of coating with oil. Don't do the soaking.
Do I have to use a rack? No, but then you will need to flip them halfway through cooking.
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Serving: 3ounces | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg