Oven Roasted French Fries


Oven Roasted French Fries
Oven Roasted French Fries

Oven Roasted French Fries
(Courtesy: Jenn Warren)


1 large russet potato

2 tbsp butter

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp onion powder

¼ tsp garlic powder


Preheat the oven to 425℉.

Wash potato and peel (if desired). Cut into ½” strips. Set aside.

Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl big enough to accommodate potato strips. Melt butter in the microwave. Mix in onion powder, garlic powder and salt.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place potato strips in a bowl and toss with butter. Lay in a single layer on the baking sheet.

Bake in the oven to desired crispness, 20-30 minutes, turning once.

Serve immediately.


2 servings, 250 calories per serving

Hack:  To cook in an air fryer, preheat to 380℉.  Spread fries out in a single layer and air fry for 12-15 minutes or until brown, flipping once.

If your air fryer is equipped with a rotisserie basket, cook at 325℉ for 10 minutes.  Turn temp up to 400℉ and rotate basket for 18-20 minutes or until browned.

Hack:  For a unique change of pace, serve your fries with easy cheesy buffalo chicken dip!

Hack:  These fries pair perfectly with pan-fried chicken tenders!

Hack: Reheat leftover fried in the oven just until warm.



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8 Replies to “Oven Roasted French Fries”

  1. Hi, thanks for this wonderful post. I love eating french fries but I do a little less well in the kitchen, lol. I’m still a beginner but I’m very interested in it all. This recipe seems interesting and very tasty to me, so I will definitely have to try it. If I fail, I will share this post with my mom! 🙂

    1. Since you’re new to cooking, this would be a great recipe to try.  Cooking a few minutes more or less won’t affect the outcome and I actually encourage it because everyone likes their fries at a different level of crunch! Just take a peek every now and again.  You’ll do fine (but feel free to share it with your mom anyway).

  2. We meet again… A simple, yet oh so crucial part of any meal. Mcdonalds wouldn’t be Mcdonalds without the fries, and so you gotta bring the HEAT when it comes to making some good fries. Oven baked fries classically have been kinda meh, so I like that you immediately hit the golden brown lifehack button. 

    1. Oven-baked fries have gotten a bad rap but the butter really punches up the crunch factor while onion and garlic powder adds some extra flavor.  Let me know how you think they compare to the “real thing”!

  3. In a time when you are in a rush, french fries could make a good  snack. I love eating but in between meals. May be with time i will be able to have them as full meals but for now i love to keep them in between meals. Anyway am new to cooking as well and would appreciate more of these articles.

    1. French fries are good any time of day!  I’m happy that you’ve been able to find some useful recipes on this site and I’ll hope you’ll continue to come back to see what’s new.  Good luck with your new cooking adventure. 

  4. Hi Cynthia, 

    Dropping in again, I love French Fries! My age and blood pressure don’t like the deep-fried! I think this looks to be a great alternative. I am going to give these a shot. I have tried an air fryer and the texture was ok but the flavor was off.

    I really like my fries crunchy and crispy. Do you think it would hurt to turn the temperature up a bit to get them a little more crunchy on the outside without overcooking the middle or should I go longer at the same temp?

    Can’t wait to try these! I have recently bought a meat grinder to make some gourmet burgers from fresh beef. I think this will be a typical but awesome accent to them.



    1. I wouldn’t advise turning the heat up as butter has a lower smoke point than oil and we don’t want to scorch the fries!  I also like my fries on the crunchy side so I just cook them for a few more minutes.  Please let me know if this works for you!

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