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Oven baked fries are a tough one. I’ve made them lots of times, because fries are a satisfying side dish and sometimes you just don’t want to (or these days, can’t) go out to get them. And deep frying in the house is rarely a thing that’s worth the trouble.
So I’ve been trying to perfect oven baked fries for a while now, and came up with this recipe. I will admit that these aren’t the same as the crispy, hot out of the fryer fries you get from say, a food truck at the fair, but they are a good weeknight side dish.
The key is precooking in baking soda water, roughing them up a bit (but not too much!) and then cooking in a super hot oven. Oh, and you’ll want to slice them as uniformly as you possibly can. The result is fries that are sturdy, crispy, and perfect alongside a sandwich or even a salad.
Best Oven Baked Fries
The best oven baked fries that are crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. Perfect for a weeknight side or snack.