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Crispy oven baked french fry dipped in ketchup
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Oven Baked Crispy French Fries

Oven Baked French Fries are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside! Soaking the potato slices in water and then baking them at two temperatures are the tricks that will make these french fries the best you've ever tasted!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Author Karli Bitner


  • 3-4 medium potatoes
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt or seasoning
  • cold water


  • Wash and slice the potatoes into 1/4" to 1/2" french fry sticks.
  • Soak the french fries in cold water for at least 30 minutes. 
  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Remove the french fries from the water and pat dry.
  • Toss the french fries with the oil, making sure that each french fry is coated.
  • Season the french fries (I usually just use salt!) Line the french fries up in a single layer on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. (Parchment paper is a MUST. Read more above.)
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes, stirring and seasoning at the 15 minute mark.
  • Turn the heat up to 450°. Stir every 10 minutes until the fries are golden brown.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.