These potatoes are like store bought French Fries but better because they are homemade and baked with love by you! And, they are pretty easy to make. I would guess you have most of these ingredients right now in your pantry. They are great on the side with a burger or chicken on the grill.
To make them, wash and cut your potatoes to about ¼” – ½” width. I don’t peel the potatoes for this recipe. I think they are better with the skin and I usually leave the skin on potatoes when I can. Not only do I like the taste of the potato with the skins, there are a lot of healthy benefits to eating them that way! :o)
Before starting on the potatoes, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Here is a little tip to make the french fries a little crispier…place your baking sheet in the oven while the oven is preheating. I would also suggest covering your baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. That helps with easy clean up. This tip is great for this potato recipe or when baking store bought french fries. Just be careful when adding the potatoes to the baking sheet…remember the pan will be hot.
Whisk together the olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper and rosemary in a large bowl until the ingredients are combined. Toss the potatoes in the olive oil mixture until they are completely covered with the olive oil. Add a little more olive oil after they have been tossed if they look a little dry.
Place them on your covered baking sheet. Bake them at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. If you prefer them to be crispier, bake them an additional five minutes.
These Baked French Fries can be eaten as is or if you prefer, dipped in some blue cheese, ranch dressing or ketchup. Whichever one is your favorite. In my house all three are winners depending on who you ask. :o)
Are you a mashed potato fan? Check out my Delicious Mashed Potato recipe. It is a family favorite and goes well with so many dinners. We love to make them with meatloaf.
Baked French Fries
- 6 medium potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
Slice the potatoes to about ¼ - ½” in width.
Whisk together the olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper and rosemary in a large bowl.
Add the potatoes to the olive oil mixture and toss until all the potatoes are covered.
Place the potatoes on covered baking sheet.
Bake them at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
To make these crispier, place your baking sheet in the oven while preheating your oven.