From-Scratch Oven Fries

From-Scratch Oven FriesRecipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
This all-American snack pairs perfectly with your favorite burger or barbecue recipe. Don't be afraid to sprinkle with different seasoning blends instead of salt for a new twist.


Makes 4 servings
Total time: 1 Hours

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 152
Fat 3.6 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 0.8 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 2.6 g
Carbohydrate 28.2 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 247 mg
Calcium 7 mg


1 1/2 pounds medium-size baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher or table salt
Ketchup (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 450°. Rinse potatoes in cold water. Drain and pat dry. Toss together potatoes, oil, and salt in a large bowl.

2. Place a lightly greased wire rack in a jelly-roll pan. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on wire rack.

3. Bake at 450° for 40 to 45 minutes or until browned. Serve immediately with ketchup, if desired.

Note: Nutritional analysis does not include ketchup.

Try These Twists! Three more ways to enjoy our From-Scratch Oven Fries.

Buffalo Oven Fries: Omit salt. Toss 2 tsp. mesquite seasoning, 1 tsp. hot sauce, 1/2 tsp. celery salt, and 1/2 tsp. garlic powder with potatoes and vegetable oil; bake as directed. Serve with Blue Cheese Dip and bottled hot wing sauce, if desired.

Per serving (including 2 tbsp. blue cheese dip; not including wing sauce): Calories 211; Fat 8.8g (sat 1.8g, mono 1.3g, poly 4g); Protein 4.2g; Carb 32.4g; Fiber 2.1g; Chol 5mg; Iron 0.5mg; Sodium 537mg; Calc 44mg

Italian-Parmesan Oven Fries: Toss 2 tsp. freshly ground Italian seasoning with potato mixture, and bake as directed. Sprinkle warm fries with 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese. Serve with warm Easy Marinara Sauce, if desired.

Note: We tested with McCormick Italian Herb Seasoning Grinder.

Per serving (including 1/4 cup marinara sauce): Calories 258; Fat 11.7g (sat 2g, mono 5.8g, poly 3.3g); Protein 5.4g; Carb 35.6g; Fiber 4.3g; Chol 3mg; Iron 1.3mg; Sodium 489mg; Calc 95mg

Spicy Cheese Oven Fries: Toss a pinch of ground red pepper with potato mixture, and bake as directed. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup (1 1/2 oz.) shredded reduced-fat pepper Jack cheese. Bake 1 more minute or until cheese is melted. Serve with ketchup, if desired.

Per serving (not including ketchup): Calories 184; Fat 5.9g (sat 1.9g, mono 0.8g, poly 2.3g); Protein 5.3g; Carb 28.9g; Fiber 2g; Chol 8mg; Iron 0.5mg; Sodium 230mg; Calc 83mg