Go Back
Crispy Oven Fries on a pan with two dipping sauces.

Crispy Oven Fries

Crispy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside, Crispy Oven Fries are easy to make. Whip up a few dipping sauces to take these Oven Baked Fries over the top! vegan + gluten free
Course Appetizer, Side, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Crispy Oven Fries, Ovean Baked Fries, Oven Baked French Fries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 212kcal
Author Traci York | Vanilla And Bean


For the Fries:

  • 1 1/2 lbs Russet, Yukon Gold or Maris Piper Potatoes about 4 small potatoes
  • 2 1/2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Melted Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Fine Sea Salt

To Finish:

For the Sauces (optional):

  • Honey Mustard: 6 Tbs Yellow Mustard + 2 Tbs Honey whisk together
  • Quick Aioli: 6 Tbs Mayo + 2 tsp Minced Garlic + 1 Tbs Lemon Juice + Pinch of Salt whisk together
  • Spicy Sauce: 6 Tbs Mayo + 4 Tbs Sriracha adjust heat to taste, whisk together


  • Preheat oven to 450F (232C) and arrange the oven rack to the center. Line two sheet pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Scrub the potatoes, removing any eyes that may have developed. Leave skin on (or remove if desired). Cut potatoes into 1/4"(ish) (.6cm) batons. Place into a large Dutch oven or stock pot. Cover with water by 1" (2.5cm). When the water just comes to a boil, remove pot from heat, set a timer and allow the potatoes to soak in the hot water for 8-9 minutes. When ready, the potato should be tender but not easily broken. Drain. Allow potatoes to set and steam off for about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, while the potatoes are steaming off, place the sheet pans into the oven to preheat.
  • Carefully transfer potatoes in batches to tea towels and pat dry. The potatoes are tender at this point so handle them gently.
  • Remove the sheet pans from the oven, place the potatoes on the sheet pans and gently toss with olive or coconut oil (be careful, the pan is hot!). Space the fries so they are not crowded or touching. Place the sheet pans back in the oven and set a timer for 15 minutes. Flip the fries over, rotate the pans and bake for another 9-12 minutes. The fries are done when golden with a few darker spots.
    Sprinkle with salt/paprika mixture while hot, if using. Toss. Share with dipping sauces if using or simply ketchup.


These fries are best served straight from the oven. I find reheating makes them tough.
Recipe inspired so many years ago by Smitten Kitchen. 
Nutrition info. is for Fries Only.


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 881mg | Potassium: 709mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg