One thing to know about me is I LOVE potatoes. Any kind of potatoes, russet, sweet potatoes, purple potatoes, purple sweet potatoes- you name it. I’m Irish so it kind of makes sense, but I mean who doesn’t love potatoes? There are entire cookbooks dedicated to them. In fact, growing up fried breakfast potatoes was the first dish I learned how to cook. It’s only fitting that among the first recipes I share here would be a potato recipe.
These crispy oven fries happened sort of by mistake a few weeks ago when I was hurriedly trying to get some food made one morning. I thought if I just threw some in the oven then I could attend to other things like the dishes and my 8 month old who gets into EVERYTHING. Mostly things he’s not supposed to mess with like TV wires and the dog’s water bowl. The dog is pretty chill about it, I am not so chill.
I’m excited to say they turned out really well! So well, that my husband asked to make them again, and again! Baking them in oil and on parchment paper makes them crispy and the hint of smoked paprika gives them a subtle smoky flavor. My favorite sauce to dip them in isn’t ketchup, it’s actually barbecue sauce! These oven fries would be perfect for a barbecue and are so hands-off you could pop them in the oven and then go do other important things witch yo perfect self. Put your feet up, relax, and let the oven do the work for you.
If you decide to make these fries, then let me know here, on the blog, or on Instagram!
- 5 medium golden,or russet potatoes
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Wash and cut the potatoes into ½ inch spears and arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle the garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and sea salt over the cut potatoes.
- Toss the potatoes with your hands to evenly coat them in the spices and oil.
- Place baking sheet in the oven and set the timer for 35 minutes.
- Half-way through cooking, stir the potatoes around with a spatula so they cook evenly on all sides.
- Take the baking sheet out when the fries have turned golden brown, are easily pierced with a fork, or the timer goes off.
- Let cool for 5 minutes and serve immediately.