Are French fries your go-to side when eating out? With this recipe for Oven-Baked French Fries, you can make them yourself with just a few simple ingredients. Homemade fries let you achieve your perfect, desired level of crispiness without needing to break out the deep fryer. Oven-Baked French Fries are golden, crunchy, salty, and a great side dish for any entree! That they’re delicious shouldn’t surprise, they’re French fries!
Ingredients• 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, cut into even sticks about 1/2-inch thick • 1/4 cup vegetable or peanut oil • salt, to taste • freshly ground black pepper, to taste • Your dipping sauce of choice—ketchup, mustard, ranch, sriracha mayo, garlic aioli
Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.
Place the potatoes in a large bowl and cover them with hot tap water.
Soak the potatoes for 10 minutes.
Drizzle the oil onto a rimmed non-stick baking sheet, allowing the oil to coat it evenly.
Drain the potatoes.
Evenly spread the potatoes onto several layers of paper towels. Use more paper towels across the top and pat/press to dry them thoroughly.
Evenly sprinkle the oiled baking sheet with 3/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. If the oil has pooled in certain areas, tilt the pan to spread it evenly before salting.
Spread the potatoes into an even layer onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between them.
Cover the baking sheet tightly with aluminum foil.
Bake the potatoes for 5 minutes, and remove the foil.
Continue to bake until the fries are spotty golden brown, about 15 minutes.
Scrape the fries loose from the pan with a thin metal spatula and flip them over. Make sure they remain spread evenly.
Continue to bake until the fries are fully golden, about 7-10 minutes.
Spread the fries on paper towels to drain.
Season with additional salt to taste.
Serve with your desired sauces.