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Homemade French Fries

Baked french fries are easy to make. With just four ingredients, and two of those are salt and pepper, you can give your family fries that are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. They'll never want fast food fries again!

My family eats potatoes…a lot of potatoes. I’m not sure exactly how many potatoes we go through but it’s about 10 pounds a week. Of course, there are 7 of us so that may or may not seem like a lot to you. We have a baked potato bar each Sunday and also have potatoes and onions once a week, then there’s the mashed potatoes to go with our canned venison. But sometimes, we just want fries.

I’ve been making homemade french fries in the oven for years and I’m always amazed when I hear people say they’ve tried but they didn’t turn out good for them. So I thought I’d share what we do to make some amazing home fries.

Homemade Oven Baked French Fries

SchneiderPeeps: Oven baked fries

Homemade french fries are easy to make. With just four ingredients, and two of those are salt and pepper, you can give your family fries that are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. They'll never want fast food fries again!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Potatoes
  • Oil - coconut, olive oil, canola, etc.
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

reheat oven to 425 degrees.

Wash and scrub the potatoes.  I don't peel them, you can if you feel the need to, but my family doesn't care so I don't peel.

Slice the potatoes into strips.  Try to keep them about the same width.  Put the sliced potatoes in a large bowl.  If you are doing a lot,  like 5 pounds or more, add water to your bowl to keep the potatoes from discoloring.  I rarely do this but, again,  you can if you want to.

When all the potatoes are sliced drizzle some oil over them.  I usually use coconut oil.

Sprinkle some salt and pepper over them - don't be shy, potatoes NEED salt and pepper.

Using you hands, toss the potatoes until they are all coated with oil, salt and pepper.

Lay the slices on a baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the underside of the potatoes are brown and crisp.

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Baked french fries are easy to make. With just four ingredients, and two of those are salt and pepper, you can give your family fries that are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. They'll never want fast food fries again!

Enjoy!

Thanks for sharing with your friends!

Caitlin | The Siren's Tale

Thursday 3rd of April 2014

Wow, these fries look delicious! Whenever I've tried making french fries in the past, I cut them too thin and they end up burning. Love the idea of thicker, steak fries!

Angi Schneider

Thursday 3rd of April 2014

Thanks, they were! Cutting them thick is definitely the key.

Rebecca | LettersFromSunnybrook

Tuesday 1st of April 2014

We love these too! I get to have my own sweet potato version, as I am allergic to regular potatoes. Simple to make and so much better than store bought!

Angi Schneider

Tuesday 1st of April 2014

I love sweet potato fries. My family, not so much. So, sometimes I make some just for me.

Yanic

Tuesday 1st of April 2014

I know potatoes get a bad rap, but we eat a lot of them too and we are only 4! LOL! The trick to making potatoes a bit healthier is to always leave the skin on. Everything that isn't pure starch is in the skin. We make oven baked fries all the time as well, yours look yummy! What we do sometimes is mix it up : I'll julienne carrots, parsnips, rutabagas and make mixed root veggie fries. My daughter loves them!

Angi Schneider

Tuesday 1st of April 2014

oh, that's fun. I'll have to try that.

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