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Perfectly golden brown and oven baked, we’re teaching you how to easy make oven baked fries for a quick snack.
I ask the kids every Sunday, “Any requests for dinner this week?” Every time, without fail, I hear, “Potatoes!”. Although our roasted potatoes, baked potatoes and air fryer potatoes are my go-to’s, I’m always looking for quick ideas and these easy oven baked fries are one of the best.
For cooking the french fries you don’t need any special tools. Just a sheet pan at least 9×13 size will do.
If you want perfectly cut fries, here’s how to do it. Cut off the top and bottom of the potatoes, as well as the sides. You’ll end up making rectangle potato that you can cut in very even pieces. This is good so that the fries bake evenly.
Please know that the larger you cut your potatoes, the longer they will take to bake.
If you have room for an extra kitchen tool, get a french fry cutter. One press and boom. Evenly cut fries!
The salt water soak is essential to not overbrowning or even burning your fries while using the broil method. Soaking the potatoes in an ice bath helps remove moisture and starch from the potatoes resulting in a crispier and tastier fry. When I simply soaked the fries in normal cold water, they burned within minutes of cooking. The fries that had been soaked in salt water were much less likely to burn.
I soaked my fries for 10 minutes and saw great results. Some people swear by soaking for more than 30 minutes and as long as overnight. When using the broil method (as opposed to frying your fries), I didn’t notice a difference in how long I soaked my fries. I tried a batch with a 10-minute soak and another batch with an overnight soak, and there was no difference in crispiness.
These fries are meant to be a quick snack with great flavor, and don’t have the same crisp as the typical fry that you would eat at a restaurant.
Although there are many ways to make french fries, the broiler method is one of the quickest. They won’t be the double fried extra crispy fries you get from the fast food restaurant you love, but the flavor and easy will win you over quickly.
Do you have extra time and want extra crispy fries? Turn on oven to 350 degrees and cook fries for 20 minutes or until they have reached your desired crispiness.
Your easy oven baked fries will taste best fresh, right out of the oven. They do not store well. If you would like to eat the fries on the next day, you are free to heat the fries in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until heated through.
Store leftover fries in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.