20 Minute Roasted Potato Fries


This is my favorite way to cure a french fry craving at home. They make a great side dish or even a fun snack.

Sometimes I think the white potato gets a bad rep. I normally choose sweet but there’s nothing wrong with a good size Idaho now and then. ESPECIALLY in fry form. :)

So I thought I’d share my latest technique and inspire you try fries the homemade way. Note: If you are expecting fast food style you will be disappointed. Think of these as hand held roasted potatoes that taste YUMMY in ketchup. :)

  • 1 large Idaho (baking) potato (~350-400g)
  • Non-Stick cooking spray
  • Kosher salt

Turn on the broiler and let then oven heat up.

Here’s my steps. I thought I’d walk you through my whole process. It may be excessive but I had fun snapping the photos. :)

Start with your potato.

Cut it in half. der.

Turn the potato halves flat side down and cut in about 1/2 inch thick slices.

Lay the slices down…

and then one by one, cut them in half.

Rinse the fry pieces and place in a bowl of cool water.

Line an cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Dry the fries on a clean kitchen towel.

Place the fries on the cookie sheet, Spray with a bit more spray and sprinkle with salt. (Note: you could add other spices if you like, rosemary? garlic powder? Anything would be yum!)

Put them in the oven, 2 notches under the broiler.

Pull them out in 10 minutes. They should look like this…

Flip them and place back in the oven for 8-10 more minutes until golden brown like this…

Pile them up on a place, add a side of ketchup and dig in! :)

I’m calculating nutritional information based on 2 servings using a large potato (around 350-400g). Note: If you want to eat the whole batch (I do all the time) it’s 5 points not 4. That whole fiber thing bites us in the butt again! ;)

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
2 1/2 of the recipe (~175g)
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
150 1g 4g old: 2 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
1g 0g 34g 4g
Posted in: 2 WWP, 4 WWPP, Dinner Ideas, Food Photos, Side Dish Ideas, Snack Ideas, Toddler Approved, Vegetarian Ideas
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28 Comments and 0 Replies

  1. Krista S.

    I just bought 6 bottles of ketchup (on sale & with coupons of course!), so I’ll be right over. Keep that broiler on! =)

  2. shandy (@webgals)

    Those look awesome. Good thing I don’t have any potatoes like that in the house or I’d be creating a late evening snack. :)

  3. Michelle

    Wahoo! Several weeks back the husband and I were extremely strapped for cash (outta food, wasn’t getting paid for another week, and only had $5 collective to our name) so we bought a big bag of russet potatoes for really cheap. They tasted amazing on the grill! And in my breakfast hash! I do think white potatoes do have a place in one’s diet.

  4. amelia

    You can also use these technique (or any other baking method) with kohlrabi. They turn out delicious and very low in points.

  5. colleen

    Love theses french fries! we make them all the time,but instead of ketchup we pour a little malt vinegar on them. so yummy. :O)

  6. Veronica

    I have made oven fries, but not using the broiler! I like how yours turned out so I will have to try it. I’ve also read that if you bake your fries on a cooling rack, they get more crispy since the air can circulate around them.

  7. Sarah

    I do sweet potatoes like this all the time, but I sprinkle some cinnamon instead of salt/pepper on half (for me) and nothing on the other half (for the hubs who likes his with ketchup).

  8. Kelly

    Ahahahaaa I have the oldest old school oven in the world! My broiler is on the bottom of the oven. The flap opens up and touches my floor (its like 6 inches high) and then I have to pull out the whole broiler shelf/drawer that the baking sheet goes into and push it closed again. That’s how I my broiler rolls.
    I have no broiler button. I have to turn my oven knob past the 500 degrees notch to the broiler notch. So I have only one setting.
    Apparently its the same setting you used too.
    I hate baking potatoes so I tried your way and my sweet potato fries came out amazing!! I made a light brown sugar, regular sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg sprinkle on top and it was perfect. I died a little when Jon ate them. He hates sweet potatoes, wtf right? How can anyone hate a sweet potato…

  9. Kelly

    Thanks Roni! I make oven fries all the time but never thought of using the broiler- I’m going to try it out soon. Oven fries and a nice veggie burger loaded with lettuce and tomato! That really satisfies a summer craving :)

  10. allison

    First off, THANK YOU for this!!! French fries are my ultimate weakness and I finally won’t feel so guilty for it with this recipe.
    Next… is the water step absolutely necessary? I skipped it by accident the first time around, and I was wondering what would have been different if I hadn’t.

    Thanks again!

  11. roni

    Not really I just noticed a crispier fry when I soaked a bit to remove the starch. Feel free to skip if it works for you!

    Oh and you are so welcome!

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