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These are the best baked French fries! I have been playing around with different ways to bake fries for some time now, and I feel this is the best recipe thus far. Baking the fries saves money and you can't beat the taste. Baking time may vary depending on how thick you cut the fries.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
40 mins
20 mins
1 hr 10 mins


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; spray with cooking spray.

  • Place sliced potatoes in a colander; sprinkle sugar over potatoes. Set aside until liquid is released from potatoes, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain liquid and dry potatoes well.

  • Mix potato slices, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a resealable plastic bag until evenly coated. Spread coated potato slices in a single layer, leaving space around each potato, on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes; flip fries and continue baking until crisp and browned, about 20 more minutes.


When I cut potatoes I make 3 cuts lengthwise, so I'm left with 4 ovals. Then each oval is sliced into 3 strips.

Don't leave out the sugar! It releases juices in the potatoes and allows them to crisp more.

Nutrition Facts

388 calories; protein 6.6g; carbohydrates 59.8g; fat 14.4g; sodium 601mg. Full Nutrition