Oven Baked Fries

Who doesn’t love French fries when they’re crisp and perfectly done? Well, we’ve found a way to make fries at home that are just as tasty but a lot better for you. Firm Idaho potatoes have the right fiber for baking, and we like to mix them with sweet potato fries to surprise our guests.


  • 2 Idaho potatoes , ends trimmed and cut into thick sticks with skins on
  • 1 sweet potato , scrubbed, ends trimmed, peeled and cut into thick sticks
  • Extra virgin olive oil to coat potatoes
  • Several grinds Fresh black pepper
  • Several pinches Kosher salt

prep / directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Start by scrubbing the Idaho potatoes and peeling the sweet potato (if using). Get out your big knife. Trim the ends of each potato to square off your fries. Holding the potato firmly on its side on your cutting board, cut it lengthwise in slices about ½ inch thick. Keeping the potato slices intact, turn the Idaho so it’s flat on the board and make the same ½ inch slices. Now you should have pretty even looking slices ready to bake.  Place the potatoes on a large baking sheet or pan and mix thoroughly with the olive oil. Place in the oven and bake for about 40 minutes. Reset the oven to medium broil to make sure the tops of the fries brown nicely for another 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, and sprinkle fries with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Carefully but firmly loosen the fries from the bottom of the pan. Serve hot.

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