Baking fries in the oven is both easy and lower in fat. Oven fries can be baked simply with oil and seasoning or a seasoned coating, either way, oven baked fries will be considerably lower in fat than the deep fried version. I have included instructions for both ways of baking them.
Either style of baked fries is made by cutting potatoes into wedges or steak fry size, and baking at 425° once coated.
- For a traditional fry: Simply mix the potatoes in a large bowl with olive or canola oil, herbs and seasonings can either be added right to the oil before mixing, or can be sprinkled along with some sea/Kosher salt on them, when they are placed on a baking sheet. The potatoes will then go in a preheated 425° oven, until cooked through (about 25 minutes).
- For a seasoned coated fry (shown above): Dredge the cut potatoes in a mixture of- 1/4 c. flour, 1/8 c. bread crumbs, 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash (or other seasoning), salt & pepper. Put a tbs. of oil spread out onto baking sheet, place potatoes on sheet and spray tops with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for approx. 25 minutes at 425°, or until soft in centers.