It doesn’t get any better than these Homemade French Fries. Perfectly seasoned and baked to a golden perfection, these fries are better (and healthier) than most fast food options.
French Fries. I could write a book about them. They are ridiculously amazing and embarrassingly addictive. And quite honestly, I don’t know how to control myself around them. The phrase “everything in moderation?” Yeah, that’s out the window when it comes to french fries. But here’s the thing. French fries aren’t particularly healthy. They’re usually fried and loaded with salt. So what’s a fry-addict to do when the cravings hit hard?
I’ve got the perfect solution: homemade french fries. Don’t worry – these aren’t those sad french fries that are bland and completely lackluster. Nope, these bad boys are full of flavor, are perfectly crisp on the outside, and deliciously soft on the inside. With this homemade version, you won’t feel too bad chowing down on a second plate. Or third.
It’s all about the seasoning:
Olive oil. Olive oil adds antioxidants to your french fries. It also adds a depth of flavor and helps you achieve a crispy texture.
Garlic salt. It makes all the difference. Trust me. This will take your ordinary french flies on to a whole other level.
Italian seasoning. Again, for added flavor. Now you see? I wasn’t kidding when I said these are anything but bland.
Black pepper. No french fry is complete with a touch of ground black pepper.
Paprika. This is optional. But I enjoy the slightly sweet, slightly spicy kick,
Finally, after you season your fries, you’ll place them on a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes. No frying here. And I promise you won’t miss it either. These are just as good, if not better.
I hope you enjoy these easy, homemade french fries. Fair warning though – these might be requested quite often!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:
- extra virgin olive oil
- Italian seasoning
- garlic salt
- black pepper
Here are some dishes you can make to pair with these fresh fries:
These Vegan Crispy Sweet Potato Patties (Gluten Free) make a natural vegan hamburger alternative!
Quick Baked Marinated Montreal Chicken is a classic protein to have with fries!
Fresh from the Oven Homemade French Fries
- 4-5 medium potatoes, cut into strips
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp garlic salt
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp paprika, optional
Wash and dry 5 medium potatoes.4-5 medium potatoes,
Use a sharp knife to cut potatoes in long thin strips. Place potato strips into a medium-sized bowl, add cold water just to cover the potatoes, and let them stand for 20 minutes.2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- In 20 minutes drain the potatoes, place them onto a clean kitchen towel, and let them dry.
Put the potatoes back into the clean bowl, add olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, black pepper, and paprika (if using). Mix well with a spoon trying not to break the potato strips.2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 2 tsp garlic salt, ½ tsp ground black pepper, 1 tsp paprika,
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put the seasoned potato strips on the sheet in a single layer.
- Bake at 425F for 30-40 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fries.
- As soon as the potato strips start browning on the edges and become crispy on the outside and soft inside, your fries are ready! Take them out of the oven, and serve hot. They start to lose the crispiness as they cool down.