Easy Tasty Oven Baked Skin-On French Fries Recipe

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Potatoes are on of the best foods to stretch your budget.  Not only are they inexpensive, but potatoes are packed with nutrients, especially if you leave the skins on! 

4 medium potatoes
1 Tbsp canola oil
Salt to taste

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Scrub the potatoes well.  Cut into slices appx 1/4″ thick.  Turn the potato and cut each slice in 1/4″ as well, leaving you with 1/4″ x 1/4″ fries.  For optimal results, soak the fries in cold water for 30 minutes. (If you don’t have 30 minutes, even a 5 minute soak helps to remove excess starch which results in a crispier fry.)  Drain water and wrap potatoes in a clean dish towel to remove excess water or spin them in a salad spinner.

Place the potatoes on a baking sheet (heavy, dark colored sheets are the best).  Pour oil on potatoes and season with salt.  Toss to evenly distribute the oil.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until fries are golden brown, turning at least once.


  1. Ah, the tip about soaking in water to make crisper! Thank you!!!

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  2. I love skin on! I am following you here too for an extra entry. But I also like to cook & eat. I have a cooking blog too 🙂

  3. Lovely blog! Love recipes and will be back!
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  4. Great recipe, I do a similar thing with potatoes myself, and it is much cheaper than buying oven chips (as we call them in the UK). I also like the attractive background to your blog.
    Have found you via no rules blog hop.

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