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Totally Tangy Baked French Fries

Rated as 4.29 out of 5 Stars

"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!"
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40 m servings 269
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 269 calories; 11 39.6 5 0 699 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

These were really good. I found if you crinkle the foil, there is no need to flip!

Most helpful critical review

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.

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These were really good. I found if you crinkle the foil, there is no need to flip!

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...

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 investme...

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 y...

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.

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...

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...

Good recipe. I used frozen steak fries and brushed the oil and spices on before baking. Nice "tangy" flavor.

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. Th...