Southwestern flavors blend with spicy mustard for a zippy alternative to deep-fried fries. Feel free to increase the cayenne, red pepper, and chili powder if you like them spicier. You won't want to let the ketchup bottle near the table!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, chili powder, mustard, and pepper. Add the potato slices, and stir until evenly coated. Arrange fries in a single layer on a large baking sheet.

  • Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Then, turn the fries over, and continue to bake for 10 to 15 more minutes, until crispy and browned. Season with salt, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

269 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 39.6g; fat 11g; sodium 698.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (127)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2005
These were really good. I found if you crinkle the foil there is no need to flip! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2010
These were way too spicey for our taste.I will probably make again BUT if I do I will definitely cut the spices in half. Read More
(8)
170 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 83
  • 4 star values: 62
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2005
These were really good. I found if you crinkle the foil there is no need to flip! Read More
(112)
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2007
Excellent! Really spicy and delicious. The only thing I did differently was to use Charlotte potatoes (lower GI) and cut them into wedges. Then I boiled them for about 10 minutes BEFORE baking them. They were crisp outside and creamy inside. YUM! If you don't like really hot stuff you might cut the cayenne in half. Read More
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2007
if you bake them on stoneware they get crispy. it still takes a little extra time but no broiling is needed. if you haven't tried stoneware yet you should. definately my best kitchen investment. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2011
Wow! These are "Totally Tangy" and absolutely delicious baked french fries with a Southwestern flair! This is a really nice combination of flavors and a great way to perk up french fries so if you like things spicy with a bit of a kick then this recipe is for you. I upped the oven temp. to 425 and lined a baking sheet with Reynolds non-stick foil. Just bake until nice and crispy then enjoy! Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2007
These were wicked spicy. I would probably make these again with a little less cayene. They also need to be cooked way long or at a higher temp. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2011
These were really good. They are spicy so if you don't like it spicy reduce the cayenne pepper to half. My family loved them. I kept the peeling on because we like them better that way. Used cooking spray (not a part of the recipe) on the potatoe slices before coating them but after looking up the true calories and fat in cooking spray and all the other horrible stuff that in it next time will not use. Google how much fat is in cooking spray and you will stay clear of it. They can get away with how much fat and calories is really in cooking spray by making the serving size 1/3 of a second spray which is less than a gram and incrediably unrealistic so they can say zero calories and fat. Has about the same fat content as olive oil which is healthier with Omega 3's and doesn't have all the chemicals thats in cooking spray. Was a real enlightening bit of info for me. Hope this helps others who really care about what goes into their bodies. Anyways thanks you amanda1432 for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2005
My husband and I really liked these. I put in a whole tsp of the red pepper flakes and almost 2 tsp of chili powder. I didn't have any brown spicy mustard so I just added 1 T of regular yellow mustard. They turned out really yummy and spicy. We dipped ours in ranch dressing and they were great. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2005
Good recipe. I used frozen steak fries and brushed the oil and spices on before baking. Nice "tangy" flavor. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2008
These are very good. Have a nice tangy bite to them. Almost too spicy for me actually so I may cut some of the cayenne next time. I didn't really measure just tossed the ingredients in. They don't end up crisp in the times written--probably need longer in the oven in order to crisp up. I used red potatoes so my fries were smaller and I left the skins on. Thanks for sharing--great base spicy fry recipe. Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2010
These were way too spicey for our taste.I will probably make again BUT if I do I will definitely cut the spices in half. Read More
(8)
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