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The Best Oven-Baked Fries

Making The Best Oven-Baked Fries is super easy and they are low FODMAP! Make sure to check out our variations, too. Note that the variations might yield fries that are no longer vegan, vegetarian, etc. Use your good judgement.

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 4 Servings
Calories: 150 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound (455 g) russet potatoes (about 2 medium sized; see headnote above)
  • 2 tablespoons oil canola, olive oil, or even garlic-infused
  • Kosher salt

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F/230°C. Line two rimmed baking sheet pans (commercial grade half-sheet pans) with parchment paper and lightly coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into 3/8 inch (1 cm) slabs lengthwise, then stack a few slabs at a time and cut into classic French fry shapes 3/8 inch (1 cm) wide. Place potatoes in bowl, drizzle with oil and toss to coat well. Sprinkle lightly with salt (you can add more after, if you like) and toss again to coat evenly.
  3. Scatter the fries on both pans, spacing evenly so that none are touching one another; don’t get lazy here or you will end up with flaccid fries. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the bottoms of the fries are golden, then flip fries over and continue to bake for about 12 to 15 minutes more or until fries are golden brown on both sides and crispy. Serve immediately with extra salt, ketchup or check out our variations.

Tips

  • We love potatoes of all kinds and they have not shown any detectable FODMAPs in lab testing, so we know we can enjoy them. For this recipe please stick with the starchy Russet potatoes for best results. 
Nutrition Facts
The Best Oven-Baked Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 473mg14%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.