baked homemade french fries
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Homemade Baked French Fries

easy homemade baked french fries will become a family favorite!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
ice bath 1 hour
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 6 russet potatoes, cut into strips
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt


  • Place the cut russet potatoes in a bowl with cold water and ice to cover the potatoes. Leave for an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the potatoes from the bowl and place on a towel to dry out. Pat dry.
  • On a baking sheet, put a single layer of dry, cut potatoes. 
  • Drizzle with oil and stir to coat.
  • If necessary, use another cookie sheet for remaining potatoes. (usually I have 2 cookie sheets going at the same time)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, flip and stir.
  • Turn the oven up to 450 degrees and bake for another 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.


If the fries aren't getting as crispy as you like, turn the broiler on and broil for a couple of minutes. Watch carefully!
These are delicious with Parmesan cheese and herbs!