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Oven-Baked French Fries

Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Servings: 4 - 4 ounce servings
Calories: 153kcal
Author: Stacey Weichelt, RDN, CD


  • 1 lb 3 large russet potatoes, cut into ½” matchsticks
  • 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt or your favorite seasoning


  • Preheat oven to 450℉.
  • Wash the outside of the potatoes.
  • Cut potatoes into ½” matchsticks.
  • Place cut potatoes into a bowl of cold water for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator or up to 24 hours. Do not skip this steps – the water will draw out the excess starch will prevent them from sticking together and making them crispy.
  • Strain potatoes and pat with a lint free towel to remove any excess water. I prefer to use a flour sack towel. Place dried potatoes on baking sheet.
  • Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and toss until potatoes are evenly coated. Spread potatoes evenly on baking sheet so no potatoes are overlapping.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping after 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with salt (or your seasoning of choice).


If you prefer a thicker French fry, try baking at 425℉ for 30-40 minutes.