The best oven french fries you've ever had made from potatoes and baked crispy in the oven. Who doesn't love great homemade french fries?

Perfect Oven French Fries

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 45 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x


The best oven french fries you’ve ever had made from potatoes and baked crispy in the oven. Who doesn’t love great homemade french fries?



  • 4 or 5 russet potatoes
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • additional salt to taste


  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 8 long wedges. Make sure they are all close to the same thickness.
  2. Put all of the potatoes in a medium bowl. Fill the bowl with hot tap water and let the potatoes soak for 10 to 30 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and then pat them dry with a clean dish cloth or paper towels.
  4. Wipe the bowl out so there is no water left in it. Put the dry potatoes back in the dry bowl and toss them in 1 tablespoon of oil.
  5. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. On a large, rimmed baking sheet add the remaining 4 tablespoons of oil and spread it all over the pan until it is completely coated (a pastry brush works well here).
  6. Sprinkle the salt on the oiled pan. Lay the potatoes out in even rows with one side against the pan.
  7. Cover the pan tightly with foil and bake for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove the foil and continue baking for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Using tongs or a metal spatula, flip all of the potatoes over so that the other side is now against the pan. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are crispy and starting to brown.
  10. Remove hot fries from the pan onto paper towels to drain some of the grease, add additional salt to taste, and then serve warm.


  • If you like pepper, add some of that to the baking sheet with the salt.
  • Category: side
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297.5 Fat: 11.9g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 206.1mg Carbohydrates: 44.5g Sugars: 1.5g Protein: 5.3g Vitamin A: 0µg Vitamin C: 14mg

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