Homemade Baked French Fries – Small Batch Recipe

Thick cut homemade baked french fries recipe made with 1 russet potato and cooked in the oven. This recipe for small batch french fries yields the perfect amount for one person. These homemade fries are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside and perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce.

french fries in a dish

These easy to make homemade baked fries are the perfect side dish to go with meat or fish. I’d even say they’d be great to eat on their own, with a drizzle of malt vinegar or dipped in your favorite french fries dipping sauce.

These potato strips are baked, not fried. Made with a drizzle of olive oil and lightly seasoned, these thick cut oven fries are so incredibly delicious.

This recipe for small batch oven baked french fries will serve one or two people depending on the size of the potato you use. I use 1 medium russet potato which I think makes the best potato wedges.

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Homemade French Fries

How To Make Baked French Fries

Step 1

Cut a large russet potato into thick strips. You do this by first cutting the potato in half, then cut each half in half. Slice each half into 2-4 potato strips, depending on the size of your potato.

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slicing potatoes for french fries

Step 2

Drizzle a little olive oil over the potatoes.

drizzling olive oil over potatoes for making french fries

Step 3

Add a pinch of salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning and mix together with your hands.

adding salt to french fries on a baking sheet

Step 4

Place the tray of potato strips into a preheated 400° F (200 ° C) oven and bake for 25 minutes.

Step 5

Remove baking sheet from the oven, allow to cool a bit before handling and enjoy!

baked french fries on a baking sheet

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These thick-cut oven fries are so much better than restaurant fries. I think you’ll love them too!

What Potatoes Are The Best Potatoes For Oven Baked French Fries?

Russet potatoes are the best potato to use for french fries. Their thick skins guarantee a crispy outside and the insides become fluffy when baked.

It’s important to cut the potato into similarly sized wedges for even cooking.

How To Make Crispy Fries?

Make sure you use plenty of oil. The oil prevents the potatoes from sticking to the baking sheet and they also give the potato wedges crisp, caramelized edges.

Also be sure to leave space around the potatoes on the sheet. Overcrowding in the pan will cause the potatoes to steam rather than bake properly.

What To Serve With Oven Fries

Juicy Lucy

Salisbury Steak

Baked Pork Chop

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Enjoy!

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The Best Homemade French Fries

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Small Batch Homemade Baked French Fries

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
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Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: french fries, potato
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 344kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 large russet potato – scrubbed, rinsed, and dried
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Cut the potato into thick strips. You do this by first cutting the potato in half, then cut each half in half. Slice each half into 2-4 potato strips, depending on the size of your potato. Spread out in an even layer on a baking sheet.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes.
  • Add salt, pepper and Italian seasoning and mix together with your hands.
  • Place the tray of potato strips into the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove baking sheet from the oven, allow to cool a bit before handling and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 599mg | Potassium: 1538mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3.3mg
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