We don’t have fries too often, but I do make them occasionally because they’re a great crowd-pleasing side. And now, with this new French fry cutter, they’re also super easy. It perfectly cuts a potato into fries in a matter of seconds, so you can get these babies in the oven and move on to the main dish.
This seasoned oven fries recipe bakes up in about as long as it takes to throw a few turkey burgers on the grill. With minimal effort, you have a side dish that’s hands down better than anything you’d pull out of the freezer section at the grocery store.
I used several of our favorite spices and seasonings in this recipe, but it’s completely adaptable to what you prefer and what you have on hand. And if you’re feeling naughty, go ahead and take the baked fries, sprinkle them with cheese and jalapenos and bacon, and toss them back in the oven for a few more minutes.
seasoned oven fries
3 large baking potatoes, scrubbed and patted dry
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
dash of red pepper flakes (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. If you’re using the French fry cutter, cut the potatoes according to the directions. If you’re using a knife, cut each potato into 1/2 inch sticks.
Place the cut potatoes in a large bowl and add the olive oil, tossing to coat the fries. Add the spices and mix again, making sure fries are evenly coated.
Transfer seasoned fries to a greased cookie sheet (I line mine with foil for easy clean-up) and bake for 16-20 minutes, flipping fries halfway through.
what seasonings would you use on your fries?