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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1993

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Advertisement

Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

    Advertisement
  • Toss potato wedges with oil, salt and thyme (if using). Spread the wedges out on a rimmed baking sheet.

  • Bake until browned and tender, turning once, about 20 minutes total.

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; 4.9 g total fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 306 mg sodium. 800 mg potassium; 31.6 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 3.7 g protein; 15 IU vitamin a iu; 14 mg vitamin c; 42 mcg folate; 23 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 42 mg magnesium;

Reviews (15)

Read More Reviews
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2014
Yummy Very tasty. Pros: Ditto on what others say--long live olive oil! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2013
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 Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2012
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! Read More
Advertisement
Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2012
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2012
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I didn't have any olive oil so melted butter & a small bit of shortening together with dried chives parsley and old bay seasoning/sea. This was such a great dish-men and teenagers smash hit. When drying wedges well didn't have to cook quite as long-bout 15 min first side and approx 11-12 after turning. Thanks for the great potato dish! Read More
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I've made these for years. I add parmesan cheese and some seasoned salt. They are a hit every time! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
After I cut the potatoes I like to boil them until they're tender pat them dry and then get them ready to go into the oven. It takes a little longer with the added step but I think it makes them a little bit crispier. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These were terrific! My husband really enjoyed them. Instead of thyme on them we used "Jane's Krazy Mixed-Up Salt" So fast and easy to make and healthier and far less messy to make than fried ones are. Carol Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I've been making these fries for years now. My original recipe asked for paprika too and a sprinkle of parmesan could be added about 10 minutes prior to removing them from the oven. The paprika gives them a good color. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I have also been making something similar for years. I use red potatos olive oil garlic and rosemary. I cut my potatos into bit sized chunks and toss the ingredients on them. They are wonderful. I have also used sweetpotatos (I leave the rosemary off). My family loves them I can never make enough. Sharon Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Altough I bet it tastes good the butter and shortening used by Anonymous 9/16 make this a MUCH less healthy choice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Better to put the salt after the fries will taste full and more crispy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I use Mrs Dash spices on it - no salt added -- makes them even healthier & tastier in my opinion!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
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! Read More