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Crispy Oven Baked French Fries

Don't slave over a hot skillet for the perfect batch of homemade French fries. Get your fix with these easy CRISPY oven baked French fries.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

  • 3 large russet potatoes cut lengthwise into even sized sticks
  • 4 ½ tablespoons olive oil divided
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place cut potatoes in a large bowl. Cover with cool water. Soak potatoes for 30 mintues.
  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  • Lay out a layer of paper towels. Spread potatoes out in a single layer over the paper towels. Blot with additional paper towels.
  • Spray backing sheet(s) with a layer of cooking spray. Arrange potatoes in an even single layer on the sheets. Drizzle each pan with equal amounts of the oil (usually 1 ½ tablespoons per pan. Don’t overdo it or you will end up with soggy fries). Sprinkle fried with the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss the fries until they are evenly coated with the oil. Arrange them again in an even layer.
  • Bake the fries for 20 minutes. Flip the fries, then return them to the oven and bake them for an additional 5 minutes or until the fries are golden brown. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired.