These quick n’ easy oven-baked fries come out so potatoe-y and soft, yet with a nice brown crust. It’s so easy to make. Basically, you just cut the fries up, toss it with some seasoning and oil, and pop it in the oven, and whallay! #winning
Oven Fries That Really Taste Homemade
You can really tell when a fry is homemade and when it’s not. When it’s not, it just does not have that really deep, umami, potatoe-y taste. For example, I remember when I would order fries from fast-food restaurants, I felt like I would just keep eating them, but get no satisfaction at all. There is some texture, so I know I’m eating a fry…but taste? Nadda. I really didn’t feel a connection to the food at all. I think the processing and alterations that happen before they reach the customer puts a sure damper into the final experience. 🙁
Not to worry, however, because this recipe here is here to save the day! Yes, I said here twice. Also, want to mention that these quick oven fries go really well with something like a garlic aioli dipping sauce such as this one.
Tips and Tricks
- I use a high heat avocado oil in the recipe just so there is less oxidation of the oil as it begins to reach high temperatures. Avo oil is usually understood to be able to withstand higher temps than something like olive oil. However, oilive oil is also an option if that is what’s in the kitchen!
- Make sure you pat the fries dry, so that the oil has a more direct contact with the fries and will give a more crispy, brown coating in the end:)
- For extra crispy, refer to this recipe called Crispy Potato Wedges where you can quickly douse the fries in alkaline water first.
Btw, I actually made these fries 3x in a row to test the recipe. Will post that experience soon. In the meantime, happy french frying!