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French Fries

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French Fries

Oven Baked Fries to rival the best restaurant Double Fried Fries without all the grease and calories. CRISPY on the outside. Soft, yet firm on the inside.
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine American
Keyword Sides
Method Air Fryer, Oven


  • Rimmed Baking Sheet
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Aluminum Foil


  • Russet or Yukon Potatoes
  • 3 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • ¾ cup Water - for slurry
  • Salt - (to taste)
  • 3 Tbsp. EVOO or Cooking Spray
  • 6 cups Boiling Water - for soaking


  • Preheat Oven to 425°F.
  • Slice Potatoes in half lengthwise, then into 1/4" to 3/8" Slabs, and finally into fries.
  • Place fries into a Large Bowl and cover completely with Boiling Water for at least 10 minutes to precook and remove surface starches.
  • Cover a Rimmed Baking Sheet with Foil and grease uniformly with EVOO.
  • Drain potatoes and lightly pat dry with paper towels.
  • Stir 3/4 cup of Water into Cornstarch until dissolved and lump free.
  • Microwave Cornstarch slurry, stirring every 20 seconds, until mixture begins to thicken, 1 to 3 minutes. Remove from microwave and continue stirring until it thickens to the consistency of pudding.
  • Add potatoes back to bowl and mix in Cornstarch slurry until all fries are evenly coated.

Conventional Oven

  • Arrange in a single layer on baking sheet. Cover tightly with greased foil and bake for 12 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake until bottoms are lightly browned. 12 to 18 Minutes.
  • Gently flip fries with a spatula and finish baking until evenly browned. Another 12 – 18 Minutes.

Air Fryer

  • Preheat to 400°F or 425°F.
  • Arrange in NO MORE THAN 2 LAYERS in Fryer (Do several batches if necessary.) and bake for 12 Minutes or until Golden Brown. Shake/Flip after 6 Minutes.


Sprinkle with Salt or your favorite seasoning when finished baking.

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