No more deep frying but crispy oven fries is what we are making today!
Today you are going to see you do no need lots of oil to get fries with that great crunch. So are you ready to learn how to make crispy oven fries? Join me in the bistro kitchen!
What is Steak Frites without the frites? Exactly just a nice steak and that is not what we were looking for.
Because fries are the perfect companion for a grilled steak. While the steak is sizzling on the grill your oven can be heated to “fry” your fries.
The best thing about this way of frying is that your fries contain less fat and therefore also fewer calories.
To make fries you can’t go wrong with a Russet or Yukon Gold potato. Because these potatoes will get nice and soft on the inside and crisp up great on the outside.
These are great just plain but with some seasoning, you can lift them to a whole nother level. Take a look further down with the various seasoning options.
Oven fries ingredients
For this easy fries recipe, you need less than a handful of ingredients of which you have most in your kitchen pantry.
- Large potatoes
- Sea salt
- Olive oil
How to make crispy oven fries
Wash the potatoes with cold water and dry them with a kitchen towel. Leave the skin on. Slice the potatoes lengthwise about 1 inch thick.
Cut the slices lengthwise into long frites. Put the fries in a big bowl with cold water for 20 minutes to remove the starch.
Take a clean kitchen towel and dry the fries.
Preheat the oven to 350℉ and in the meanwhile line a baking sheet with baking paper.
Put the dried frites on the baking sheet and sprinkle the olive oil on the frites and coat evenly.
Sprinkle with cornstarch and use your hands to coat evenly. Divide the fries on the tray but do not crowd the tray.
You do not want the potatoes to steam but fry in a bit of oil so they can crisp up.
Put the baking tray in the oven for 15 minutes. Toss the frites and bake for another 8 to 10 minutes. Keep a close eye on the frites so they do not burn.
Take out of the oven and season with sea salt and oregano or paprika powder or ranch seasoning.
Double bake technique
You can bake these fries evenly and get crispy fries but if you like extra crispy fries you can use the double bake technique.
The double bake technique is essential to cook the fries for the first part of the cooking process on lower heat and finish on higher heat.
Put your oven on 300℉ and bake for 20 minutes. Then take the tray out of the oven while you heat the oven to 425℉.
Bake the potatoes for a remaining 15 minutes or until extra crisp.
How to season your fries
Fires with some salt are amazing but you can make them taste even better if you season them with:
I hope you love these crispy oven fries as much as I do. Have fun making crispy fries!
- 3 large potatoes like Russet or Yukon Gold
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Pinch of sea salt
- Wash the potatoes with cold water and dry them with a kitchen towel. Leave the skin on.
- Slice the potatoes lengthwise about 1 inch thick. Cut the slices in long frites.
- Put the frites in a big bowl with cold water to remove the starch. Take a clean kitchen towel and dry the fries
- Preheat the oven to 350℉
- Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Put the dried frites on the baking sheet, sprinkle with cornstarch and the olive oil on the frites and coat evenly
- Put the baking tray in the oven for 15 minutes. Toss the frites and bake for another 8 to 10 minutes. Keep a close eye on the frites so they do not burn
- Take out of the oven and season with sea salt
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 411 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 79mg Carbohydrates: 75g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 9g