Homemade Crispy French Fries

Homemade Crispy French Fries
Before Ryan and I got married I lived with 10 girls – 11 of us total in 1 house with 2 bathrooms! And I loved that experience and I adore each of them.

There was always someone to hang out with and we seemed to have our best conversations in the kitchen (which had 3 refrigerators!). I learned a lot from them, and picked up a few fantastic recipes too.

Homemade Crispy French Fries
This recipe for homemade french fries was a collaboration between a couple of the girls and was a house favorite, hands down, because they taste like restaurant fries but come from your own oven!

When I made this recipe I was hoping the girls would all magically appear so we could dig in together. After graduating from college, we spread out across the country to pursue different avenues, so I miss them dearly!

Homemade Crispy French Fries
I used 7 large potatoes, which made quite a big batch for just Ryan and I.

4 things to note for making crispy homemade french fries:
1- slice them thin
2- season them well
3- spread them out in only 1 layer on the baking sheet, you may have to bake them in batches
4- the flip is important (see below!)

Oh guys – I forgot, the 5th thing to note – serve them with any kind of dipping sauce :-)

I am one of those people who like to mix my ketchup, mustard, and barbecue sauce together. Do you do that?

Homemade Crispy French Fries
Alright, so the 4th thing to note in making crispy homemade french fries is “the flip”.

What does this mean?

After the potatoes bake for about 20 minutes, you should flip them. In our house the girls used to flip them one by one (dedication I know!), rotating the fries 180 degrees to make sure each side gets nice and brown.

If you don’t want to spend the time rotating each french fry (and avoid burning your fingers) you can use a fork or small flipper to do your best to flip them. Don’t forget to spread them back out into 1 layer as best as you can.

Homemade Crispy French Fries
All of this prepping and flipping is worth it!

Homemade Crispy French Fries

Ingredients

  • Potatoes (I leave the skin on) - the amount of potatoes depends on how many fries you want
  • Olive Oil
  • Seasonings - garlic powder, onion powder, cajun seasoning, seasoned salt, pepper (you could also use red pepper flakes, chili powder, ranch seasoning, etc)
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wash your potatoes.
  3. Slice the potatoes thin. The thinner they are the quicker and crispier they will bake.
  4. Put the sliced potatoes in a big bowl and pour a small amount of olive oil on them, just enough to coat them. Toss.
  5. Add in your seasonings and toss. I don't have an exact measurement of each, the amount will also depend on your taste preferences.
  6. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray and lay out the potatoes in 1 layer.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes and then flip the fries and bake for another 5-10 minutes, depending on how crispy you want them.
  8. Remove from the oven and enjoy.
http://thefirstyearblog.com/homemade-crispy-french-fries/

So now you’ve been let in on our secret french fry recipe.

Good thing you guys won’t have to share yours with 11 girls!

Homemade Crispy French Fries
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97 comments

  1. If there is one thing my family and I love it’s french fries!! And now I am officially hungry for them even though it’s 10am. Haha! They look so yummy. I will be saving this recipe for sure!

    • I think eating them at 10am is just fine – think of them like breakfast potatoes!

  2. They sure look good!

  3. Love these!! Let’s make some!

  4. These look amazing! Yummy,,, pinning them now!

  5. Hi Beth! Stopping by from Whimsy Wednesday, and had to come check out your fries. Look so crispy and delicious! Pinned!!

  6. I love crispy fries, Beth! pinned this :)

  7. fries are my BIGGEST weakness. I LOVE them, and your recipe looks amaziing

  8. Sounds great….I remember those late nights eating crappy food with room mates

  9. Yum! I think I tried making my own fries years ago, but it didn’t work. I think my needed to cut my fries a little bigger and do the flip you mention. Just looking at these makes my stomach growl. :)

  10. Yum. I recently made baked curly fries, but these look delicious too. Now I wish I could go home and make some right now. Ps. I combine ketchup and mustard only when dipping corn dogs. And, I love ketchup with mayo, like a homemade fry sauce. Yum!

  11. I like my fries with mayo and ketchup. Sometimes mixed. A touch of spice doesn’t hurt too, but not hot spice necessacarily, seasoned salt is good, or a garlic mix, like the garlic wine seasoning from The Melting Pot. Thanks for sharing this on All My Bloggy Friends, I’ll have to make them soon!

  12. These look delicious! My husband loves fries, so these will definitely be happening!

  13. Wow! These looks soooo good! Nice job. I’m hosing a state art giveaway that you should enter! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/10/state-art-giveaway-from-word-lust.html

  14. These look so yummy! I’ve tried to make my own fried many times. They never come out crispy. I’m going to have to try these, they look perfect. Thanks so much for linking them up. I’m going to feature them on my social media sites on Monday.
    KC

  15. Sounds yummy. Hubby and I look forward to giving them a try! Thanks for sharing. Linda @ http://www.paperseedlings.com

  16. Hi Beth! These fries look ‘fried’! I’m so excited to find a fry recipe that you bake instead of frying in all that hot grease! I can hardly wait to give these a try! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

  17. I love me some french fries. Yay for a homemade recipe so I don’t have to run to mcdonalds to get my fill. ;) Thanks for sharing and for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

  18. Beth, these look so delicious and I would love some right now! Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Best of the Weekend! Have a wonderful evening and fantastic weekend!

  19. I don’t think I’d better make those any time soon, they look so crunchy and munchy good. I’ll never be skinny if I keep finding all this good food on blog land. Pretty easy also, just have to cut them thinly, watch them, flip them then eat. Oh dear, I can feel my resistance weakening by the second. Good thing I had lunch and filled up on a hot dog and corn chips. I was shooting for a size 10 but think I’ll have to settle for a size 12. Happy weekend I did pin this recipe

  20. Just discovered you and glad to meet you! An older well experienced cook,but never to old to learn new stuff. I’ve been making fries like this for years and they are the best! Don’t know why anyone would buy those nasty frozen ones-YUK!LOL.I will be following you from now on-wish you the best. You have a friend in Jesus here.

    • Oh goodness, so glad to have a new friend Donna! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving such a nice comment!!

  21. Beth,

    These look so good I can taste them through the screen. Thanks for sharing! :)

    – Erin

  22. These look SO yummy! And now I want to try mixing my ketchup, mustard, and barbecue sauce! Thanks for sharing!

  23. These look great! I’ve never made french fries from scratch before. Looks like fun! Pinning!

  24. This is for sure one of my cheat foods I love! I love though being able to make them at home!

    Come link up with me and share!
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

  25. we call them chips in Australia and I love mine with salt and vinegar!

    • I always love meeting bloggers from the other side of the world. I don’t think I would eat these if they had vinegar on them, I’ll stick to ketchup! Thanks for coming by Deanne!

  26. I like that these french fries are baked and not deep fried in grease. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  27. Yum! I love french fries like it’s my weakness! I will have to try this recipe! I will be pinning this for sure! :)

  28. These fries look SO good, Beth! I can’t wait to make some for my family. I’m sure we will all love them. Have a great night!

  29. Oh these look so good, I really need to make these for sure. Thanks for the recipe and Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  30. Oh my goodness, these look FANTASTIC!!!! I will need to try these because I can never seem to get homemade fries look and taste quite like I want them to. These look amazing!!!

  31. We absolutely LOVE homemade fries here. Everyone that comes to our house always requests that I make them. However, I have never tried baking them before. I am going to try your way next time! Pinning!!

  32. These look fantastic! I love homemade fries! I like to mix a little ketchup, mayo and cayenne to make a sauce to dip my fries in. I love it!

    Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party! See you next week.

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  36. It’s only 7:56 am and I want them now. :) I will be making these tonite!!!

  37. I love homemade fries but I never take the time to actually make them. Thanks for the reminder of how great they are.

    Thanks for sharing this at the Pinworthy Projects Party!

  38. You did a great job with these Beth – I can almost eat them off the screen. ;-) Pinned! Love this post. Featuring at Family Fun Friday. :-)
    Monica
    http://www.happyandblessedhome.com/category/family-fun/

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  40. Been on the look out for some good recipes for my daughter who was recently diagnosed with having food allergies to 33 different foods. This is yummy and with some tweaking with the seasoning she can eat them! Making them tonight!

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  42. I agree the flip is important. I flip mine by putting another like-sized pan over the hot one and using potholder gloves I flip it over. It might take a little longer to cook if the new pan is cool (I guess you could heat it up before) but they all get flipped quickly. (Sorry if this tip was duplicated)

    • Oh I have never thought of that! I feel like it would take some practice to get the flip down without burning myself!

  43. Hi Beth! I saw these at Show Stopper Saturday. YUMMY! These look so good, I think I might just have to make some for our dinner tonight. I usually mix my mustard and ketchup together but haven’t thought to add some bbq sauce, I’ll have to give that a try too. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year! :)

  44. These are beautiful! Look just like the ones served at Five Guys.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Raki

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  46. those looks delicious, nothing better than homemade fries! I love to use sweet potatoes!

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  48. Dear Beth, These french fries look irresistible. They immediately caught my attention when I logged on. I will be pinning these. Blessings, Catherine xo

  49. Yum! Just pinned this recipe to my Food & Beverages Pinterest Board for future reference! I am a total French Fries Lover!!!

  50. Awesome recipe! These french fries look thin and crisp…. perfect and just the way I like them. ;)

  51. Clearly I’m doing something with my life wrong, because these fries look soooo much better than mine.

  52. Beth, I love homemade french fries and make them often ~ although lately I have been frying them in olive oil. I need to get back to baking them. I used to slice them thinly into round shapes and mix them in olive oil with spices… Thanks for linking these up to our potato party at Foodie Friends Friday and want to let you know that this is my host favorite for this week. It will be featured over at the Daily Dish Magazine tomorrow afternoon.

  53. Wow these look so good! I used to make them in a pot with hot oil but then I ended up burning myself pretty badly and I’ve never found the nerve to use hot oil again. I love that you make these in an oven. I’ll definitely have to try this recipe out. I’m going to pin it and use it over the weekend! Thanks so much for sharing this.

  54. Love these, Beth! I’m sharing these on FB today… and pinning!

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