Whenever I bake up a batch of these tender, crisp, perfect oven baked red potato French fries, I secretly beam a little with pride, because dangit, they’re freakin’ fabulous.

Especially when sprinkled with some coarse salt, a good dose of freshly ground black pepper, and served up with a nice big dollop of ketchup. There’s not much better when it comes to a side or a snack, even if it’s not the most unique, creative not-even-a-recipe recipe I’ve ever shared here.

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We enjoy these tasty little Oven Baked Red Potato French Fries alongside burgers (veggie for me) or brats, (veggie for me)or even all on their own. They’re a terrifically healthy alternative to deep-fried french fries, and with their crunchy bits here, crispy bits there, and soft puffs of potato in between, they taste just as great. Better, even.

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To make easy oven fries even easier, I like to make these with thin-skinned potatoes like red or Yukon gold. No need to peel – just cut into wedges, toss with oil, season, and bake.

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Baked Red Potato French Fries

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Author: Kare
Yield: 6
Healthy, delicious, and made even easier with red potatoes – because no peeling required!


  • 2 pounds red potatoes (washed, dried, and cut into cut into 1/2-inch wedges)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Place potatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Toss with your hands until the wedges are evenly coated with oil.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes, tossing after the first 15 minutes and then again every 5-10 minutes, until tender and golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.


You can also substitute Yukon Golds – they’re also creamy, delicious, and no need to peel!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 147kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 27mg, Potassium: 688mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 11IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg

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