Perfectly Baked Italian Herb French Fries
I’m a such a sucker for well cooked – fried or baked – french fries (who isn’t?). It’s definitely my favorite way to eat spuds, even though the fried version is unfortunately not the most nutritious. I have been baking fries for quite a while now when I need a fix, and I’ve finally gotten them to crisp up just how I like them. Not only do they turn out nice and crisp on the outside – and just right on the inside – but these baked Italian Herb French Fries are irresistibly seasoned too. They get gobbled up quick by the little hands (and big hands) in my home every time I make them.
The trick to making these is cooking them at the right temperature as well as leaving them alone while baking. For some reason I always feel like I need to constantly check in on my fries and give them a toss or a shake. I learned to leave them alone (this may or may not have happened totally by accident) and by doing so their outsides got a chance to really brown up. I do give them a toss about 5 minutes before they are ready to come out just to make sure things even out a little more.
I’ve got to tell you…this crinkle cutter I picked up from a Pampered Chef party years ago makes these even a little more fun and delicious. 🙂 The Bragg’s organic seasoning shown above has also become a favorite in this house. I’ve been putting it on everything – you can find it in a health food store or maybe your grocery store’s organic section. Love this stuff!
Perfectly Baked Italian Herb French Fries
- 2 large Russet potatoes, with skin on
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Italian Herb Seasoning (I love Bragg's organic sprinkle)
- 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil (canola or vegetable oil will work fine)
- good pinch coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Take your washed and dried potatoes and slice longways about 1" thick. Take those slices and cut into fries, keeping your size the same to ensure they cook up evenly.
- Place cut fries into a pile on a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and seasoning and toss. Spread potato fries evenly across baking sheet. Liberally sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper.
- Bake in 425 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. At 20 minutes check your fries and toss if starting to brown. Let cook for additional 5-10 minutes until they are browned and crisp.
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I will have to try that seasoning!
These look so good! I’ve never seen the Bragg seasonings before…will have to look for those 🙂
These are such perfect crinkle fries. Love the seasoning.
Aggie These fries look so good! I love the crinkle cut too!
mmmm. I want fries!
Yum!!! Delicious-looking french fries!!!
Looks awesome, Aggie. I love fries and baked fries too!
Your crinkle cutter makes the fries look so neat! Baked fries are the best, these look great 🙂
I love that seasoning 🙂 and oh my goodness these fries look awesome!
I love Bragg’s seasoning and their Apple Cider Vinegar! I NEED a crinkle cutter – that is so cute!
I have heard so many great things about Bragg’s!! These look so good!! I want a crinkly cutter!!
These look fantastic Aggie!
I love these! You fries really do look perfect!
Good gosh yes.
If your unexpected discovery of just leaving food alone to cook was anything like my unexpected discoveries, I am smiling at the thought of it. Generally for me there’s some kid- or dog-manufactured crisis that can. not. wait. and much of the time it turns out for the better.
Except when I have the broiler on.
These fries look just delicious–thanks!
I would have no problem eating the whole pan…which probably negates the fact that they are somewhat healthy. I love this!!
I’m addicted to making my own fries at home preferably baked. These look great.
Oh yum – who doesn’t love a seasoned french fry? I love that you used crinkle cuts too 🙂
these really do look perfect!!
I don’t know if it changes anything but I also soak mine for about a half hour in cold ater and then drain them before I bake them.I am a lover of baked fries as well.
These look like restaurant material!
Now those do look like the perfect fries. I love the ridges when I get fries at restaurants-I need a crinkle cutter ASAP. I am now craving fries! 🙂
I love baked fries! Great idea to use this seasoning. Definitely will try this with the kids!
I love that French fry cutter! I have so many spices, but not Bragg’s seasoning – going to have to check that one out. Your fries look fantastic!
That seasoning sounds wonderful and I love baked fries!
I check mine way too often also. Love the seasoning on these yummy baked fries.
Highly addictive, I love my fries well done too, when I go to In n’ Out I always ask for well done fries 🙂
I made baked fries tonight! It is the only way I make them. Our methods are very similar but I love the herb seasoning you used. Looks great! Totally up my alley.
Cool. We’ll have to try that seasoning and the fries.
Yum, your fries look so good!
I now need that crinkle cutter and seasoning in my life. Yum!
Love this, Aggie! Baked fries with Italian seasoning are the best!
Im so trying this out tomorrow night! I love the seasoning you’ve used and the crinkle cut you’ve created! Yum!
I love oven-baked fries–these are calling my name!
That seasoning sounds delish. I rarely make fries, but this is a must-try recipe!
I love perfectly crispy fries! Yours look delicious, Aggie! 🙂
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