The healthiest French fries Oven fried potatoes

Huma Qurashi By Huma Qurashi

Potatoes are the most popular and used garnish in our country. There are many fried potatoes recipes  with which, in a moment and without work, we achieve a finger-licking result. Today we are going to prepare some fried potatoes with oil, but instead of doing it in the pan, we are going to prepare them in the oven. We are going to obtain a similar result, but with fewer calories.

The recipe is  very easy to make , there are only two ingredients, the result is so good that these potatoes may become a constant in your kitchens. It is not a laborious recipe, but it is true that it has a series of steps that we must follow to get crispy potatoes, and creamy on the inside, at the same time.

If you are considering which potatoes to use for this recipe, the truth is that you can do it with many varieties, although the most suitable are the later varieties (those that are harvested in January and are usually sold unwashed) because they are more resistant to temperatures. For example, the varieties: Baraca, Agria (this one is only suitable for frying),

Garnishes like today’s are a necessary accompaniment to many dishes. They can normally be based on rice, potatoes or vegetables. If prepared well, they are a true delight that has nothing to envy of the main dish. Within the garnishes, we have many options to choose from. From simple  white rice  that always goes well with any dish to an elaborate  sweet potato puree  for when we want to impress or treat ourselves.

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Of course, the favorite garnish for children and adults is potatoes. And within this category, fortunately, we have many options. On the blog, we have taught you how to prepare some baked potatoes , some exquisite  Hassel back-style baked potatoes , some Jamie Oliver-style roast potatoes and some baked potatoes with spices . Let’s see how to make some delicious baked fries.


  • 450g. potatoes (approximately 2 medium potatoes)
  • 30 ml. extra virgin olive oil
  • Fine salt (to the taste of each house)

Baked French Fries Recipe

Preparation of the potatoes

Preparing the Perfect Fries:

  • Peel and Cut: Peel and cut the potatoes into uniform stick shapes. Uniformity is key to ensure even cooking in the oven.

  • Starch Soak: Soak the cut potatoes in water for half an hour. This step releases starch, contributing to the desired crispiness.

  • Oil Coating: Dry the potatoes thoroughly and coat them with extra virgin olive oil. Ensure an even coating for optimal results.

  • Baking Process: Preheat the oven to 200º C. Place the oiled potatoes on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, ensuring they do not overlap. Bake for 15-20 minutes until they begin to turn golden. Flip the fries for even cooking and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until crispy on the outside and tender inside.

  • Season and Serve: Once done, sprinkle the fries with salt to taste. Ensure the salt is evenly distributed by gently tossing the fries. Now, these delectable baked fries are ready to be served.

Baked potatoes. Final presentation

  • We bake them for about 15 or 20 minutes until we see them starting to turn golden.
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  • At that moment, we take them out and turn them over so that they are done well on both sides.

  • We leave it for another 15 or 20 minutes. After this time, we check the doneness of the potatoes. If they are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, they are done. We take them out of the oven and add salt to taste. We move the potatoes well so that the salt is well distributed and we can now serve it on plates.

These delicious baked fries are ready. Now, all that remains is to find a main dish to accompany, or perhaps a sauce to smear our plate with, for example  mayonnaise  or  a good aioli or garlic oil , even with a little butter and let it melt. (My mouth is watering just imagining it). The result is really attractive and very appetizing.

Tips for perfect baked fries

  • It is very important that the potatoes are the same size so that when baking them you do not have to remove some before others, that is, they all need the same cooking time.
  • As for the amount of oil, we recommend not overusing it, the potatoes should be soaked, but not much oil should reach the oven tray.
  • The time we give is approximate, it will depend on your oven and the size of the potato sticks you have made, so you have to monitor the potatoes and take them out when they are golden, crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.
  • Work with a quality product, with good oil and with good French fries (not frozen). You will notice the difference if you do it this way.
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Perfecting Your Fries:

  • Uniform Size: To avoid uneven cooking, cut the potatoes into sticks of the same size.
  • Moderate Oil Use: While the potatoes should be coated, avoid excess oil on the tray to prevent sogginess.
  • Monitor Cooking Time: Adjust the baking time based on your oven and the size of the potato sticks. The goal is golden, crispy perfection on the outside and a creamy texture inside.
  • Quality Ingredients: Opt for high-quality potatoes, good oil, and fresh French fries (not frozen) for a noticeable difference in taste.

Pair these crispy oven-baked French fries with your favorite main dish or enjoy them with a dipping sauce like mayonnaise, aioli, garlic oil, or a touch of melted butter. The result is not just attractive but also irresistibly appetizing. Now, go ahead and savor the delightful crunch of homemade baked fries!



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Hi! I'm Huma Qurashi, an international educator and food writer, excited about bringing you traditional Pakistani recipes from across the country.
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