Crispy Baked French Fries

Better than fast-food fries, this healthy homemade version has lots of flavor with a minimum of fat. As a welcome bonus, the skins can be left on the potatoes for extra crispness.

Author:Inspired by Vegetarian Times
Yield:2 servings
Prep time: 00:20
Cook time: 00:50
Category:Side Dishes


4 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed
4 tsp. olive oil
to taste salt
to taste black pepper, freshly ground


  1. Preheat oven to 425 °F (210 °C).
  2. Using a sharp knife, cut potatoes lengthwise into 1/4"-thick slices, then cut slices into fry-shaped sticks.
  3. Pour melted butter or oil into medium bowl. Add potato sticks and toss to coat. Spread on baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes, then turn potatoes and bake until crisp, about 30 minutes. While still warm, season with salt and pepper and serve.
  4. Serve with green peas, apple sauce and a veggie burger.


Nutrition Facts

2 servings per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 29mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 26g9%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 2g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.