Crispy Baked French Fries

French fries are my Kryptonite. I seriously CANNOT control myself around a pile of crispy fried potatoes. I even went a whole month back in 2009 without fries, just to prove I could do it. Because of my love affair with fries, we don’t ever make them at home.

Crisy Baked Seasoned French Fries

But then I made that homemade curry ketchup… And I was doomed. I started searching for a recipe that would mimic my favorite qualities of a good fry without the frying. I know, I know. Fries that aren’t fried just aren’t the same. But I was determined to find a way to bake fries and have them turn out crispy. And, what’s a good fry without some seasoning on them!

Crisy Baked Seasoned French Fries

I pulled from a combination of ideas I came across while research. After a few trial and error batches, here’s what I came up with.

First, season the heck out of your fries. I tried a couple different variations of seasonings and liked this combination the best. Definitely tailor it to fit your likes. By brushing more of the oil/seasoning mixture on while you flip the fries, you’re going to get more of the seasoning to stick to the fries.

Crisy Baked Seasoned French Fries

Next, use a rack to cook your fries on. This ensures the potatoes aren’t sitting in the oil and can get crisp all the way around. I use the same method of placing a cooling rack over paper towels when I do bacon in the oven, so I’m familiar with the concept. And, no, your paper towels won’t start a fire in your oven.

Crisy Baked Seasoned French Fries

Last, be sure to toss the fries at least once or twice while they’re baking. This will help to evenly cook the fries.

Once I came up with a recipe that I liked, it’s been hard not to make these on a regular basis to feed my french fry habit. So far, I’ve been able to stay strong, but writing up this post is making me want to bake up another batch tonight…

Crisy Baked Seasoned French Fries

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Crispy Baked French Fries

Baked fries can be crispy!

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 russet potato
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2-3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450F.

Line a large rimmed baking sheet with paper towels. Place a cooling rack on top of paper towels. Spray racks with non-stick spray.

Cut potato in even strips.

In a shallow dish, combine the oil and seasoning. Add the potato pieces and toss to coat. Keep remaining oil/seasoning.

Spread fries onto cooling rack on baking sheet.

Cook for 25-35 minutes until done. Every 10 minutes, turn fries to ensure even baking and brush more seasoning/oil onto the fries.

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7 Responses to “Roasted Garlic Chipotle Sweet Potato Burgers”

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    Aimee — March 10, 2014 at 10:20 am

    YUM YUM YUM!
    These look so good. Can’t wait to make these once it finally starts feeling like spring around here!

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    Tracy | Pale Yellow — March 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I love veggie burgers, this looks like a fantastic dinner option!

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    Shannon — March 10, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    definitely delicious! i’ve been meaning to make a batch of burgers that I can stash in the freezer… these might have to be it 🙂

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    Baked Potato Ovens — March 12, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Dam from the look is so yummy .Cant wait to get it in my stomach.Thanks mate for such a dish…

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    Chaya — June 8, 2014 at 1:20 am

    This is a wonderful idea. I have never thought of using sweet potatoes in veggie burgers and I am thinking about it now.

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

      Definitely check them out. Sweet potato veggie burgers are where it’s at!

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    Jennifer — July 17, 2015 at 9:12 am

    I’ve tried these and love them! however, how do you make them look so good and stay together? Mine are really wet (even after adding a lot more flour) and stick like crazy to my skillet. Any suggestions?

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