Thick cut homemade baked french fries recipe made with 1 russet potato and cooked in the oven. This small batch french fries recipe yields the perfect amount for one person. These baked french fries are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside and perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce.
These easy to make homemade baked french 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 fries are so incredibly delicious. This small batch oven baked french fries recipe 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.
Homemade French Fries
How To Make Baked French Fries
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.
Drizzle a little olive oil over the potatoes.
Add a pinch of salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning and mix together with your hands.
Place the tray of potato strips into a preheated 400° F (200 ° C) oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove baking sheet from the oven, allow to cool a bit before handling and enjoy!
These thick-cut oven baked 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 Sure The French Fries are Crispy?
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 baking sheet. Overcrowding in the pan will cause the potatoes to steam rather than bake properly.
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The Best Homemade French Fries Recipe
- 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
- 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!
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