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baked french fries

There’s nothing quite like fresh cut fries and they’re easy to make at home in your oven! I paired them with the best damn vegan burger and our edamame mash sandwich, but you could even just eat ’em all by themselves.

baked french fries
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baked french fries

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword french fries, fries, potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Lauren Toyota



  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 1/4 C sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425F.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Wash the potatoes and cut into approx. 1 cm sticks, leaving the skin on. Once the water is at a rolling boil, submerge the potato sticks in the water and cook for 10 mins.
  3. Drain the water from the pot and toss them in oil, sea salt, ground pepper, and paprika until evenly coated. Then lay them out on baking sheets without over crowding.
  4. Bake for 50-55 mins, flipping half way through. Serve immediately.


  • Renzie 3 years ago

    when I bake my sweet potato, they don’t become crunchy… even when my oven is superhot (220*C)

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      sweet potatoes are notoriously hard to get crispy when baked. But we didn’t used sweet potatoes in this recipe? You can but they won’t come out as crisp!

      • Renzie 3 years ago

        Aha! Than that’s the problem, I had sweet potatoes on hand so I tried to make fries! Thank you for your response! 🙂

  • Candace 2 years ago

    Why do you boil the potatoes before putting them in the oven?

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