4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup fries and about 1 tablespoon sauce)

Cutting potatoes into thin strips, soaking them in hot water, and cooking at high heat makes for a crisp texture without much fat. Instead of ketchup, we enjoyed dipping the fries in this tangy sauce, a riff on aioli.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

Combine vinegar and garlic in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, and parsley.

Step 3

Cut potatoes lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices; stack slices and cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick strips. Place in a large bowl; cover with hot water. Let stand 10 minutes. Drain potatoes; pat dry with paper towels. Combine potatoes, oil, and salt in a large bowl; toss gently to coat. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 35 minutes; carefully turn over and bake an additional 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve with sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

jact9799's Review

March 22, 2014
I have made this recipe for years and always receive compliments. The aioli sauce is what takes it to the next level. We love garlic so sometimes I'll be generous with the garlic. Yummy!

KMartinez's Review

May 04, 2010
We love this recipe! I've made it at least four times already.

echarest's Review

April 01, 2010
I guess I am still a traditionalist and like ketchup with my fries. I want to try the mayo on a sandwich

JIMMIC's Review

March 11, 2010
Great taste, I added a little extra salt. I lowered the oven temp to 435 because I was also cvooking the Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken at the same time. The chicken was right on the money, the fries were not crisp, however they had a great taste, with the Dijon Mayo.

carolfitz's Review

March 18, 2009
We used a mix, one sweet potato and one baking potato. Took less than 30min. to bake. Liked the mayo dip. Served with CL's companion Smothered Steak Burgers. Pretty good.

Naturalmom's Review

February 20, 2009
Wish I had read the reviews before cooking. Fries were borderline burnt after 35 min.

Krawdad's Review

February 18, 2009
Tast great but cut the baking time to 25 min.

swhiteca's Review

February 01, 2009
I cut potatoes into 1/2-inch pieces (larger than called for in recipe) and the timing was fine. I won't ever fry potatoes again....my family was very happy with these baked fries.

shemes's Review

January 28, 2009
I would have to agree. I tried this and mine were way past done at 30 minutes. Will try again and shorten baking time or cut fries thicker.

ChetandTanya's Review

January 18, 2009
I think there's a mistake in this recipe. Roasting as called for is way too long at the temperature stated. 20 or 25 min. might be more like it. My first try resulted in way overbaked shoestrings - brown & dried out. I'll be trying again with shorter cooking time.