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Oven Baked French Fries

These oven baked French fries are an easy, flavorful side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 221kcal
Cost $.60 per serving


  • 2 lbs red skin or gold potatoes
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs mixed fresh herbs (thyme, chives, rosemary, parsley, etc.)
  • Salt to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Scrub the potatoes and peel them if desired.
  • Cut the potatoes into strips. The exact size doesn’t matter, but try to keep them uniform so they’ll cook evenly. I typically try to get them to be about 3 inches long and 1/2 inch thick.
  • Place the potatoes in a large bowl. Drizzle them with olive oil, and use your hands to mix them up so they’re evenly coated with oil.
  • Transfer the potatoes to a baking sheet and sprinkle generously with salt and herbs.
  • Bake for 7 minutes, then carefully flip the potatoes. Bake for another 7 minutes on the other side. Check to see if they’re tender yet. If not, bake for a few more minutes, checking regularly. The fries are done when they’re tender and light brown.
  • Serve immediately, or cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 1043mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg