We know it sounds crazy, but these homemade fries really are light. Shared by Margaret Taylor of Salem, Missouri, they offer a surprisingly crisp texture and a flavor you'll both enjoy.

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15 mins
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2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a large bowl, combine the cornstarch, water and soy sauce until smooth. Add potatoes; cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • Drain potatoes and pat dry on paper towels. Toss potatoes with oil and sprinkle with salt. Place on a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes. Turn; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until tender and golden brown.


Nutritional Analysis: 3/4 cup equals 167 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 457 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Nutrition Facts

226 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 41.5g; fat 5g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 407.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

Rating: 3 stars
If you cook these at 375 degrees they will come out greasy. Oven needs to be HOT to keep the oil on the surface and not absorbed by the potato - I cook mine at 450 and they are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
A lot of extra work for nothing special. I didn't notice any difference after them soaking in the water/soy sauce/cornstarch mixture compared to other baked french frie recipes. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
These are easy and tasty - my daughter's 'home fry expert' friend thought they were the best she's ever had! Pretty high praise for an eight-year-old. I really like them too - I think there's a big difference with soaking them first - just be careful they don't burn. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is my 1st try making home made fries.... YUM!! I had to use peanut oil as I'd just run out of olive oil. I also used fresh ground sea salt. As the recipe states to continue cooking until golden brown.. I cooked my fries for an additional 15 minutes, turning every 5 minutes to ensure that they did not burn. My boyfriend LOVED them and asked for more. These fries will be making a regular appearance on my dinner table. Thank you Margaret! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
These were very greasy and bland. Definately nothing special and not worth the extra time it takes to soak them. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
For alternative french "fries" that don't require frying, I think these are great. Thanks for sharing. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
These didn't work for me & the family didn't care for them. They were limp and oily; maybe even undercooked at this time/temp. We like things spicy, so instead of just salt, I used my homemade no sodium Cajun Spice Mix. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
i skipped the marinade part and just baked them on greased aluminum foil until they were brown like fries. dunked each one in ketchup. they were every bit as delicious as regular fries cooked in oil, but without the oil. i had already prepared the fries and heated the oven when i found this recipe. i was looking for a temperature setting. next time i might try the marinade. anyway, i give this recipe 5 stars Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made these for the first time today for lunch. My wife and I loved them, I did make a few changes. I soak them a they said to but I just had them sitting on the counter, and every 20 mins gave them a stir. I also ground some black pepper onto them. I also left the skin on, and baked them closer to the top of the oven which got them done enough that them were crisp on the outside. Read More