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Zesty Oven Baked Fries


  • 2large baking potatoes, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 1tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1tablespoon oil
  • 1⁄4teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1⁄4teaspoon paprika
  • 1⁄4teaspoon black pepper


  • Heat oven to 450°.
  • Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Combine all dry ingredients and combine with potatoes, tossing to coat.
  • Drizzle with oil, tossing again to coat.
  • Arrange potatoes in a single layer on baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown.


  • jenmyoung

    Very flavorful. Great blend of spices. Healthy and easy to make. I sliced my potatoes into fairly thin strips, so I cooked them only about 25 minutes and they were perfectly lightly browned and gently crisped. Great alongside our veggie burger lunch. I will make these again!!!

  • breezermom

    The seasonings are spot on! I cut my potatoes like I’d normally cut fries, and for the time specified, it was too much. I ended up with some potato chips! But that being said, the flavor is great, and through trial and error, I’ll find the right slice, temp, and time combo. I used olive oil instead of regular oil. Yum!

  • partysweets

    We really loved these. But next time I will use the non-stick aluminum foil. Also I will broil them near the end because they turned out to be just a touch soggy. But I will be making them again, and I can't wait!

  • Zach’s Mom 2000

    UPDATE: I made this again, but instead of spraying the nonstick spray on the pan I used parchment paper. This helped crisp the fries better and they didn’t stick to the pan the way they did even when using nonstick spray!

    YUM! These were super terrific! I will be making these again! Thank you!

  • joantski

    These are a huge hit. They can be crispy or a little soft depending on the cook time and thickness of the cut. The flavor is spectacular. I suggest using olive oil rather than other ones and not peeling the potatoes.

  • Don’t Call Me Martha

    We loved these! After I cut the potatoes I put them in a bowl of cold water and let them soak for an hour, then I carefully took them out not to disturb the starchy residue at the bottom of the bowl, dried them a bit on paper towels I was using more potatoes and didn’t want them to stick together which can happen if the starch is on them. Then I followed the recipe using peanut oil because of the high temp. My kids thought they were great.

  • donnavef

    These are soo tasty and so easy! Thanks for sharing this. My husband says he now has a favorite fry. I am a mother of 5 and everyone of my kids loved them.

  • TheDancingCook

    This was a hit tonight! I peeled and cut taters, combined spices in a ziploc bag and added taters to shake. Placed the taters on a pre-heated baking stone and drizzled the olive oil on top of the fries and baked for 30 minutes. I thought the seasoning may be too much for my picky 10 y/o who hates “spicy” things but he liked the fries. Served aside of a triple decker BLT club and dill pickle slice. Thanks for posting!


    Have made several times now, the only thing I’ve done differently is put them under the broiler for about 5-10 minutes to get them really crispy.

  • jVo

    I’ve made these fries twice now and forgot to review the first time. I put all of the spices in a big ziploc bag and shake the fries that way-then pour the oil in the bag and “squeeze” gently until coated. Another reviewer insisted that the baking time was too long, but it seemed about right to me. Maybe it depends on thickness of your fries and the ‘personality’ of your oven. I used a french fry cutter and baked for 30 minutes. Just have to keep an eye on them. One more thing…I also did the LIGHTEST dusting of cayenne pepper over my fries before baking because I like alot of zest on my fries! Thanks for an outstanding recipe!