These skin-on fries are SO good! Baked in the oven, they’re easy to make, crispy and delicious. All you need is 30 minutes, a potato and some oil!
I have detailed below the easy method I use to make sure my fries are crispy every time. The main things you need to remember is to fully dry your potatoes before seasoning them and make sure they have an even coverage of the oil/seasoning before baking.
A pre-heated oven tray really does help and making sure they don’t stick to the pan by using parchment paper if needed.
There’s a couple of reasons why I really love baking fries rather than frying them. Firstly, and most importantly – is, they’re way lighter and healthier for you. And secondly, you don’t need to physically fry anything, which means they’re safer and easier all round. I’ve been making these fries since I was a teenager!
In the recipe I add garlic granules for extra flavour – I always do this and think it tastes so good – but if you don’t have any in you can skip this! You can also add whichever spices you fancy at the same step.
How to make homemade skin-on fries
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1. Pre-heat your oven to 220C. Place a baking tray in the oven to pre-heat at the same time too.
2. Slice the potato into disks
3. Then slice each disk into even sized fries (or use whichever chopping method you prefer)
4. Rinse and wash the potatoes to rinse off any dirt which might be on the skin, then thoroughly dry
5. To a bowl, add the fries, oil and seasonings – then mix to coat
6. Each chip should be coated in oil (this is how they’ll get crispy)- if not, add a dash more
7. Tip the chips onto the pre-heated baking tray (if it is not non-stick, then line it with some parchment/baking paper). Spread them out so they’re not touching one-another. If your pan is crowded, spread the fries over two pans
8. Now its time to bake them! The total cooking time is 30 minutes. Put the chips in the oven for 15 minutes – then gently turn them
9. Then return them to the oven for a further 15 minutes (or until browned and cooked to your liking) – then serve!
- 4 Potatoes (I use Maris Piper)
- 1 Tbsp Oil
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Garlic Granules (optional)
- Pre-heat your oven to 220C. Place a baking tray in the oven to pre-heat too
- Slice the potato into equal-sized fries
- Wash the sliced potatoes in cold water, then thoroughly dry
- To a mixing bowl, add the dried, sliced potatoes, oil and seasoning
- Mix to evenly coat the potatoes (the fries should all have an even coverage of the oil - if they're dry please add a dash more oil)
- Then spread the potatoes onto the pre-heated baking tray (if your tray is not non-stick, then please line with parchment/baking paper). The fries should not be touching one another - spread them out and if you need to use two trays please do.
- Bake in the oven for 30 minutes - gently turning halfway through
- Cook for 30 minutes, or until the fries are crispy and cooked to your liking (this will vary depending on your oven)
Do not overcrowd your baking tray - if you need to use two trays, please do.
I use 1-2 potatoes per person, depending on size.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 316Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 616mgCarbohydrates 74gFiber 8gSugar 4gProtein 9g
Nutritional data provided here is only an estimate. If you're tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!