How To Make Crispy Oven Fries

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How To Make Crispy Oven Fries

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If you’ve ever tried to make your own french fries from scratch, you may have ended up with soggy fries when using the oven to bake them. Thankfully, there are a few ways to combat this problem so your next batch will be turn out perfect!

First, when placing the freshly sliced fries on the cookie sheet, be careful not to overcrowd them, meaning, don’t try to pile them on. Make sure they are spread out evenly and not on top of one another. You’ll also want to use a cookie sheet with low or no sides (this will help with the browning). And, whatever you do, do not store them in the fridge (this will turn them soggy).

And I can’t tell you how to make crispy oven fries and not give you a recipe! Here you go:

How To Make Crispy Oven Fries


2 tablespoons olive oil

3 medium (about 8 ounces each) baking potatoes

3/4 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper

1/2 tablespoon fresh Rosemary


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Brush 2 large cookie sheets with 1 tablespoon oil.

Cut each unpeeled potato lengthwise into quarters, then cut each quarter lengthwise into 2 wedges (or, cut potatoes crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices).

Soak the slices in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain.

In large bowl, toss potatoes with salt, pepper, and remaining 1 tablespoon oil until evenly coated.

Divide potatoes between cookie sheets, spreading each batch into an even layer. Place cookie sheets on 2 oven racks and oven-fry potatoes 25 minutes or until tender and crisp, turning potatoes over once and switching pans between upper and lower racks halfway through cooking.

Sprinkle Rosemary on top to garnish.