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Baked Old Bay Fries

Enjoy these Baked Old Bay Fries with just about anything from broiled fish to baked chicken to burgers off the grill. They are a family favorite!

Baked old bay fries seasoned with Old Bay and malt vinegar. They can be paired with an entree or you can eat them as a snack. Recipe via

I shared these baked old bay fries on the blog a few years back but wanted to share the recipe again because they are one of my husband’s favorites. Before my husband and I got together, I honestly don’t think I knew what Old Bay seasoning was. My husband and his family introduced me to the world of Old Bay (through crab cakes, crab and shrimp boils, salmon cakes, shrimp salad and these fries). I’m thinking if you are from the Maryland area you are pretty familiar with it as well. 😉

The best part of these easy baked up french fries (other than the Old Bay)? The splash of malt vinegar right before serving. They make the perfect side to grilled burgers or broiled fish. Enjoy!

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Baked Old Bay Fries

Yield: serves 4


  • 3 Russet potatoes, unpeeled, cut into large matchsticks
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 heaping teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • malt vinegar, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, gently toss potatoes in oil. Spread on a non stick baking sheet and liberally sprinkle Old Bay seasoning over potatoes.
  3. Cook for about 15 minutes, then gently toss potatoes around in baking sheet to ensure all sides are cooking evenly. Cook for about another 10 minutes or until golden brown and slightly crisp.
  4. Splash malt vinegar over fries before serving.

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10 comments on “Baked Old Bay Fries”

  1. The perfect snack! These look great!

  2. They look so good that I want to steal them off the screen 🙂

  3. Rich and I visited Baltimore a few times before kids and we had the best time eating crabs with old bay!! Love these fries!!

  4. I’ve always had Old Bay in my pantry and use it frequently but have never tried it on fries. Sounds great!

  5. I’m from MD and it is so odd to think of people not knowing what Old Bay is… it’s as ubiquitous as salt out here!

  6. I still don’t know what Old Bay seasoning tastes like. Look delish and love the skin on – time and nutrients saved.

  7. Sounds like the best fries on the planet!

  8. Nothing beats Old Bay and if you grow up in Maryland you have been eating it your whole life, from fried chicken, fries, wings and any kind of seafood. This is one time that only the real thing is good enough, never buy “seafood seasoning” if old bay is available, BIG difference

  9. I’ve never even heard of Old Bay. I want to try these fries. It’s not a regional thing, is it?

  10. Old Bay is the perfect spice for darn near everything. In addition to seafood it’s a great seasoning for any meat. My family loves it on popcorn, corn on the cob, and scrambled eggs as well. A true Bawlmer or Merlin native (that’s the way locals say Baltimore and Maryland) uses ONLY Old Bay for crabs – there is no substitute.