Chef John's Cottage Fries


While cottage fries may not get the same love as French fries, home fries, or steak fries, they more than hold their own against other potato side dishes.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 4 baking (russet) potatoes, sliced into 3/8-inch thick rounds

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 pinch herbes de provence, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  2. Combine potatoes, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and herbes de Provence in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil; stir to coat. Arrange potatoes, evenly spaced, onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Flip over each potato slice, then bake for 15 minutes more.

  4. Continue baking and flipping until potatoes are well browned, about 30 minutes. Potatoes should be crispy around the edges but soft in the center.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

187 Calories
7g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 187
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 332mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 732mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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