Oven French Fries


4 medium baking potatoes

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 

  1. Preheat oven to 475 °F. 
  2. Wash and peel potatoes and cut into long strips, about 1/4-inch on each side. 
  3. Dry strips throughly on paper towels. 
  4. Toss potato strips in a bowl with oil as if making a salad. 
  5. When the strips are well-coated in oil, place on baking sheet in a single layer. 
  6. Place in preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes. Turn every 10 minutes to brown all sides. 
  • Try sweet potatoes for added nutrients.
  • Place under the broiler for a minute or two for browner, crisper fries.
  • Add your own spices such as cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, or paprika for different flavors.
  • Keep the peels on the potatoes for added fiber.
Nutrition Facts: 

Serving size: 4 ounces (about 1 cup)

Calories: 120

Fruits and Vegetables: 1 cup

Fat: 2.5 g

Fiber: 2 g

Sodium: 5 mg



This material was developed by the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program.

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