Classic Chunky Oven Fries

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"I make these "fries" quite often. Since they use so little fat they're a lot healthier than the traditional deep fried version. This recipe was found in Company's Coming Vegetables. Note: The prep time includes 30 minute cold water soak."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (210 g)
  • Calories 103.7
  • Total Fat - 9.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 2.8 g
  • Protein - 1.2 g
  • Calcium - 28.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 475 Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, cut each half into 4 pieces (or cut into traditional french fry shape).

Step 3

Soak in cold water for 30 minutes, drain and blot dry. (This removes some of the starch and helps prevent clumping. Skip this step if you prefer.)

Step 4

Place potato pieces into a large bowl, pour oil over potatoes and stir well to coat all pieces.

Step 5

Arrange on a baking tray in a single layer, sprinkle with paprika and bake for 20 minutes, turning after 12 minutes to brown the other side.

Step 6

Sprinkle with salt and enjoy.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


I kept these in the water for 1 hour and then cooked these in my actifry cooker with 1 tablespoon olive oil and Yum!!! I cooked them for 25 minutes and they turn out nice and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game.

review by:
(11 Oct 2012)


These came out so crunchy and good! I kept them in a little longer to really crisp them up. Now a staple for many meals at my house. We love them anytime!

review by:
(28 Jul 2012)


These went great with my southern fried chicken. Nice and crispy and because they were chunky they were easy to grab on to, to eat along with the chicken. The kids loved them!

review by:
(5 Mar 2012)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

Perfect for our saturday night special burger, loved the paprika and the lovely crispness of them. definately will be making these again, thanks for posting.

(28 Jan 2012)


Very easy and tasty, and healthier than deep fried! Went great with some oven-baked fish.

review by:
(11 Nov 2011)