Oven "Fries"

Oven "Fries"

15 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1993

Coated with olive oil and baked in a hot oven, these fries are soft and buttery inside and crisp on the outside—the perfect combination.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, (optional)


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  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Toss potato wedges with oil, salt and thyme (if using). Spread the wedges out on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Bake until browned and tender, turning once, about 20 minutes total.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 181 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 32 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 42 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 15 IU vitamin A; 14 mg vitamin C; 23 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 306 mg sodium; 800 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (23% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat

Reviews 15

April 18, 2014
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By: Kathe Weltchek
Yummy Very tasty. Pros: Ditto on what others say--long live olive oil!
December 24, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Perfect Fries My husband and I really enjoy this recipe, but the timing is completely off. It takes us about 14 minutes per side until they get crispy. We always end up with a good batch, but that's only because we cook it more. We were both surprised that even when they go into a 450 degree hot oven that's been standing for about 10 minutes, the sheet side of the fries are not even golden. Pros: Delicious, crispy, tender, buttery Cons: They take longer than 10 minutes per side to bake
December 28, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Great flavor, too tender These came out with a very good flavor, but for some reason I couldn't get them crispy, even after putting them in the oven for extra time. There were a few crispy edges, but that was it. I still liked them, but couldn't convince my kids that they were french fries!
February 16, 2012
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By: fruitbowlk
Very tasty, not dry has a crunch to it. I cut my fries small like a resturant I put olive oil onion power, pepper on the fries. They came out tender, a tad bit crispy not much favor since I didn't use salt. Pros: very easy and quick to cook. Cons: No much favor.
January 25, 2012
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By: margie
Have made fries like this for a while now. Any potato, white, red, sweet, will do. Usually toss potato with oil only then spread on baking pan. Sprinkle potatoes with whatever seasoning you want. Herbes de Provence is one of our favorites. Pros: Easy
October 23, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I use sea salt, ground pepper, garlic powder and onion powder on mine. Sometimes I add a pinch of cayenne pepper or use Emeril's Essence Seasoning. This is the only way we make fries any more!
October 20, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I use Mrs Dash spices on it - no salt added -- makes them even healthier & tastier, in my opinion!!
October 18, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Better to put the salt after , the fries will taste full and more crispy !
October 16, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Altough, I bet it tastes good, the butter and shortening used by Anonymous 9/16, make this a MUCH less healthy choice.
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