These Oven Baked Fries have been on the site for years, but in the past 2 weeks I’ve made them three times, so I wanted to give them love as they’re CRAZY good! If you make them you have to tell me in the comments below what you love to dip them in. Happy rewind Wednesday!

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Last week I had the moment many moms with kids older than mine have warned me about. I was driving with Kenya and at one point he looked out the window and said, “Mommy, what’s that place over there with the playground and hamburgers on the sign?” Now, I grew up eating McDonald’s, but now that I know what’s really inside fast food meals, I’m committed to trying to keep my kids away from it for as long as possible.

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That does not mean that I want them to miss out on the fun foods I enjoyed as a kid (and still enjoy), like burgers and fries. I simply want them eating the healthiest possible versions of those foods and I’ve realized through a lot of testing, that to do so, you don’t have to sacrifice great taste.

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For example, take one of my favorites_ French fries. Instead of deep frying, I bake them in the oven. My “fries” come out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and I serve them up with a side of ketchup and mustard, just the way that I used to enjoy them when I was little. Do you think if I take Kenya and Chloe to our neighborhood playground with a sack of these it will be as much fun for them as a McDonald’s? My bet is as long as we’re all together sharing fun and “fries”, it will be!

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Oven Baked Fries

These Oven Baked Fries have been on the site for years, but in the past 2 weeks I've made them three times, so I wanted to give them love as they're CRAZY good!
2 from 4 votes
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes



  • Preheat oven to 450 F.
  • Place raw cut “fries” into a colander and rinse under cold water (to remove the starchy exterior of the potato). Then, pat “fries” dry with a towel to remove as much moisture as possible.
  • Place “fries” on to a sheet tray, drizzle with the oil and salt, and toss to coat.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then toss and bake for an additional 10 minutes (for a total of 30 minutes).



Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 600mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. These are delicious. Thank you. I appretiate that you specify how much oil and how much salt. I am not a great chef and your step by step easy recipes help me make yummy healthy food that I am proud of. We’ve made these fries a few times now and they are so good.

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  3. This would have been awesome if I hadn’t had to pry them off the baking sheet. FYI GREASE YOUR SHEET even if you are coating them in oil.

  4. Made these last night – think I finally found a way to get the family off frozen french fries! I tried soaking in the sugar water, not sure if that made a difference in crispiness or not. They do stick a little, but after stirring them up midway through baking, didn’t stick anymore. Will try putting them on Release foil next time. Yummy!

  5. Turned out so beautifully that my 2.5 year old ended up eating a whole potato’s worth! However, we do line a tray with foil and spray the foil with some rice bran oil first to minimise sticking.

  6. Whoa! We loved these! My 3 year old asked it I got them at McDonalds. “Nooooooo… Mommy made them!” 🙂 Whole family loved them. Thank you! 🙂

  7. to make like a dessert; cinnamon and a little sugar tastes good on the sweet potato fries; even though I think they are fine on their own (it is so hard to win some people over to healthier food; whatever it takes!)

  8. Soak the fries in water to help remove some of the starch from the potatoes. Then make sure to dry them really well before placing them on the baking sheet! If they are wet they will stick to the pan! I hope this helps!

  9. My family loves both the sweet potato fries and regular fries. I sprinkle a little parmesan cheese on the sweet potato version after they come out of the oven and oh, so very good!

  10. Great start! Don’t forget your amiznag oil paintings.Someone once told me, “Start small, think big and work hard”Good luck!!

  11. I am having the same problem with this recipe! HELP!!! These are far too awesome to have them get mangled like this!!

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