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Oven Fries

I jazz up these baked french fries with paprika and garlic powder. Something about the combination of spices packs a punch. The leftovers are even good cold! —Heather Byers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Cut each potato into 12 wedges. In a large bowl, combine oil, paprika, salt and garlic powder. Add potatoes; toss to coat.
  • Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake until tender, 40-45 minutes, turning once.

Tips for Baked French Fries

How do you make baked french fries crispy?

Oil and high heat are the keys to making crispy baked french fries. That combination locks in the moisture and gives you fries that have a crispy exterior and a creamy interior. We recommend using Yukon Gold potatoes for their tender and creamy texture. (Here are other ways to use Yukon Gold potatoes.)

Are baked french fries healthy?

If you’re trying to be health-conscious, baking fries is better than deep-frying them because you can control the salt and fat amounts to make them work for your diet. For a lower-sodium version, skip the salt and add more herbs and spices. If you want fries that are more nutritious, try making these Baked Sweet Potato Fries.

What’s the best way to eat french fries?

Take these baked french fries even further by turning them into poutine or chili cheese fries. Alternatively, these french fry recipes may inspire other ideas.
Research contributed by Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant.
Nutrition Facts
12 pieces: 200 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 457mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein.

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