A Baked Healthy French Fries recipe that is paleo, Whole30 and gluten free! Made with only four ingredients, they’re easy to make and taste delicious!
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Is there anything better than biting into a perfectly crispy, slightly salty, warm french fry? Honestly, I don’t think so!
These Healthy Baked French Fries are seriously delicious and have the perfect amount of crunch!
These baked french fries go well with just about anything, and are far better for you than fries that are deep fried. Regardless of what you serve them with, these Healthy Baked French Fries are going to be a hit!
Fries get a pretty bad reputation because of fast food. A lot of people think that they have to be unhealthy, when in reality – potatoes aren’t the enemy!
When you bake potatoes with heart healthy oils, and go light on the salt… they actually aren’t as bad for you as many people think.
Ingredients for baked french fries:
In order to make baked french fries you’ll need:
How to cut french fries:
You don’t need a fancy fry cutter to cut french fries. To cut potatoes into fries, slice potatoes into thin slabs (see step 2).
Slice slabs into 1/4 inch thick sticks.
You now have perfect french fry shapes!
Once you have your potatoes cut – you’re good to go!
How to make oven baked french fries:
To make baked french fries:
- Soss potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Lay sliced potatoes on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Place in the oven + bake!
Are potatoes healthy?
Yes! Potatoes actually are high in fiber, and have a good about of nutrients in them including B6, potassium, and phosphorous! (More info about it here)
And did I mention that they just taste really good? Try to convince me that you wouldn’t want to eat an entire plate of these. LOOK at how crispy they are!
And that’s how it’s done! Super simple, delicious fries that are perfect as a side with pretty much anything. They’re crispy, just the right amount of salty, and so yummy!
Do you have to soak the potatoes before baking?
Nope. Some recipes call for this.. but it’s not necessary. These fries come out perfectly crispy without soaking them ahead of time.
We recommend just making sure they’re all coated evenly with olive oil to ensure they bake properly.
What can you eat these healthy baked french fries with?
These fries go with pretty much anything! We could easily eat a whole tray on our own, but we like to serve them with these recipes too:
- Burger Salad with Dill Pickle Vinaigrette
- Healthy Chicken Tenders
- Sweet Potato Turkey Jalapeno Sliders
- Cashew Coconut Chicken Tenders
Are French Fries Bad For You If You Bake Them?
In my opinion, no – french fries are not bad for you if you bake them. They hold on to less oil, making them less higher in fat. When you bake french fries, they’re similar to a baked potato.
Do You Need To Flip Fries In The Oven?
Yes, you do need to flip fries in the oven. Flipping fries in the oven helps to ensure that all sides are crispy!
How Do You Crisp French Fries In The Oven?
To crisp french fries in the oven you can broil them when finished cooking for 1-2 minutes. this will help them get really crisp. This recipe always results in crispy french fries though so you shouldn’t need to do that!
Substitutions for healthy french fries:
This is a pretty straight forward recipe but there are a few substitutions you can make.
Peeled-We like to leave the skins on our potatoes because we like them/that’s where most of the nutrients are – but feel free to peel yours if you’d prefer them without the skin!
Oil – You can use avocado, coconut or vegetable oil for these fries. Any oil will work, but avocado or olive is best!
Seasoning – You can add any seasonings to these french fries. Feel free to skip the salt if you’re following a low sodium diet
Potatoes – We recommend using russet potatoes for this recipe. They work the best because of their starch content. You can make this recipe with other potatoes, but they will not come out as crispy – especially if you use sweet potatoes.
Can you make these in the air fryer? I don’t have an air fryer but many people have made them in their air fryers and really enjoyed them! I recommend checking your air fryer for a conversion chart/instructions on how to best cook them!
Storing/Reheating french fries:
These fries will last in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. It’s best to reheat them in an oven or toaster oven. Heat your oven to 350 and cook for 4-5 minutes until they are warm through and crisp on the outside. We would not recommend microwaving these fries.
Freezing: I would not recommend freezing fries. Potatoes can get funny when you freeze them.
Other healthy potato recipes:
My mom always jokes ‘I never met a potato I didn’t like’.. but we feel the same way! These are some of our favorite healthy potato recipes
- Healthy Potato Soup
- Crispy Dijon Roasted Potatoes
- Crispy Smashed Potatoes
- Spiralized Potatoes
- Crispy Garlic Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Crispy Sheet Pan Roasted Potatoes
Healthy Homemade Baked French Fries
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. While oven is heating, cut potatoes into fry shapes, approximately 1/4 inch thick.
- Add cut potatoes, olive oil, salt + pepper to a ziploc bag or large mixing bowl. Shake to cover all of the potatoes evenly with oil + seasoning
- Place potatoes on a greased cookie sheet or silpat baking liner.
- Bake at 450 for 25 minutes, flip + bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until all fries are golden brown.
- Depending on oven, you can broil the fries for an extra minute at the end to make them extra crispy
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