French Fries Recipe

French fries are popular in many countries and go by a bunch of different names. These are cut more like what you would consider potato wedges. I have tried a few different French fry recipes and have been fairly disappointed with each. Even though I wouldn’t consider this recipe the perfect French fry recipe… it’s still one of the better recipes I have tried. I feel what made the difference was the chili powder; it gave the fries a great flavor. This recipe doesn’t use any type of batter but only oil and various seasonings. These will go great with sandwiches or burgers. It is very important to turn the fries over half way through or they will burn. I have made the mistake of not turning them over before. These fries are baked in the oven and not deep fried. Enjoy.

 1 large potato
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon salt

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to  400 degrees. Cut potato into wedges.
Step 2: In a large bowl mix olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder and salt. Coat fries with the spice/oil mixture and place on a greased baking sheet.
Step 3: Bake for 30-35 minutes. Flip wedges on their other side half way through cooking.


14 Responses to “French Fries Recipe”

  1. Food Lover — May 20, 2009 @ 8:52 pm

    WoW! Cool french fries recipe. There is nothing like them, specially when paprika, garlic powder, chili powder and onion powder are added to them.

  2. Sara — May 21, 2009 @ 2:36 pm

    Wow, those look awesome. Does the chili powder make them super spicy, or just flavorful?

  3. Bobby — May 21, 2009 @ 8:20 pm

    Sara- Just flavorful, I did not find them spicy.

  4. CallmeIshmael — May 22, 2009 @ 12:52 am


    i don’t want to crash the Parade ,,,,but a few helping hints !! for you !!

    -cut real wedges ( so they can stand )
    -cook/blanche them for 5 minutes ( let them cool )
    – put them in a plastic bag and give the spices to it ( shake them and leave them for several minutes in the bag ( no salt )
    -put them in the oven ( 220 C )20-30 min
    let them stand in a row like plastic Soldiers
    -during baking ,,,,spray salty water on the wedges ( this makes them crunchy )

    greets from Germany/Greece

  5. Sara — May 22, 2009 @ 5:20 am

    Bobby- awesome, thanks! I’m probably going to make these for my memorial day BBQ.

  6. Vanessa — May 23, 2009 @ 11:52 am

    You made my day because my hubby and son love Potatoes in any form. I’ll be trying it tomorrow and I know they are going to love it.

  7. Ivy — May 24, 2009 @ 12:44 pm

    A great recipe to enjoy French fries without the guilt of the calories.

  8. Bunny — May 24, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

    Theyn look like what my hubby would call steak fries! They look terrific and all that spice!

  9. Ashley — May 24, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

    These look so good.. I love potatoes. Especially thick-cut fries like this. Too bad the fiancee doesn’t… he’s a skinny fry kind of guy. I love that these are baked!

  10. Vanessa — May 26, 2009 @ 3:31 pm

    I tried that and it rocks. It worked like a charm and I am more than happy.

  11. patti — May 28, 2009 @ 2:35 pm

    What are the white flecks on the fries?

  12. Bobby — May 28, 2009 @ 3:42 pm

    patti – that is parmesan cheese.

  13. Megan — June 24, 2010 @ 10:38 pm

    Made these earlier today for a small bunch of people. everyone loved it! These are the best homemade fries I have ever had and they are especially good since they are not fried!

  14. Jennifer — September 27, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

    I made these when the missionaries came over for dinner they are both from Idaho…And one missionary said what store did you buy these from they are really good….I said i made them myself he says wow I will need the recipe….they were very easy to make..I also added minced garlic

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