The ULTIMATE Baked Fry

Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 side servings

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Perfectly crispy oven-baked fries every time! It’s the ultimate baking method + seasoning blend that makes these the best oven fries you’ve ever had!

stack of crispy baked fries on white plate

So I wanted to try out a fry seasoning/baking method combination that I was pretty sure was going to give me the best fries I ever tasted. To keep up the facade that I’m a full-grown adult, I made ribs to go alongside.

I ate only fries. These fries.

Oh man. These are good.

I first tried baking fries using this method a few years ago. I was sold instantly.

Now, there are a few steps to these fries, but the steps are all easy. If you’re going for easy and not-as-time-consuming, try these No-Fail Roasted Potatoes. They are put-on-the-pan-and-don’t-touch kind of good. And they are crispy and delicious. But they’re not fries.

If crispy, salty, slight spicy, golden, soft-in-the-middle fries are what you’re going for, this is the recipe you need.

crispy baked fries on white plate with a dollop of ketchup at the end

But a perfect method will only get you so far. The ultimate fries need the ultimate seasoning: and I found it on Like Mother Like Daughter. I adjusted measurements slightly to my taste, and increased the overall amount so you’ve got lots leftover for subsequent batches. Because there will be subsequent batches.

This fry seasoning recipe will make about 2 cups, and you will need about 2 tablespoons per 4 medium potatoes. Feel free to make a smaller batch if you don’t eat fries as obsessively as I do.

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The ULTIMATE Baked Fry

5 from 1 vote
The ultimate crispy baked oven fry with a hint of spice — perfect every time!
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Servings 4 side servings
Calories 451cal


Seasoning blend:

  • 1/3 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tbsp cayenne reduce if you don’t like things at all spicy, but I don’t recommend omitting completely
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour this is one instance I would not substitute whole wheat flour


  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 4 tbsp vegetable or canola oil divided


  • For the seasoning blend: combine all ingredients.
  • Slice potatoes into somewhat thin wedges (keep it consistent — you don’t want some to burn while others are undercooked).
  • Place in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside for 20-30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
  • Drain water from potatoes and dry on a clean, lint-free kitchen towel. Dry the bowl the potatoes were in as well.
  • In the bowl, toss potatoes with 1 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp seasoning blend. Make sure all are coated evenly.
  • Pour remaining oil onto a cookie she (you may need more than one) and spread using a pastry brush. Place potatoes down in a single layer, not overlapping at all. Cover tightly with tin foil.
  • Bake, covered, for 5 minutes.
  • Remove tin foil and bake another 12-20 minutes, turning the pan once at the 7-8 minute mark. Watch closely and when the potatoes start to look brown and spotted on the bottom it’s time to flip.
  • Remove pan from the oven, flip potatoes one by one (I know — but it’s so worth it) and bake another 5-10 minutes until crispy on the bottom.


*Note: It’s important to keep a close eye on these throughout the baking time. Because they’re cooking at such a high temperature and the thickness of everyone’s potatoes will differ, it’s hard to pinpoint an exact bake time.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 451cal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7125mg | Potassium: 1349mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5000IU | Vitamin C: 20.4mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 5.6mg

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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    • Ashley says

      It’s important to understand the recipe makes 2 cups and only 2 tbsp of seasoning is used for every 4-5 potatoes. With that in mind, the seasoning mix is enough for 65-80 potatoes.

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