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Skin On Fries

These crispy skin on fries are easy to make at home, and the perfect side dish to pair with any entree. Homemade baked fries are healthier than the store bought version, and almost just as easy to make.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, easy, french fries, fries, healthy, vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Tonje




  • Wash the potatoes thoroughly.
    1 pound potatoes
  • Slice the potatoes length ways as thick as you want your fries to be. Cut the potato slices into french fries. You can choose your desired thickness.
  • Place the fries in a bowl, and cover with water. Leave the potatoes to soak for up to 24 hours, or ideally at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 425 F / 220 C.
  • Drain off the water, and pat the potatoes dry with a paper towel. Coat with oil and seasoning.
    2 teaspoons vegetable oil, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Place the french fries on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, or until crispy. Turn the fries once halfway through cooking to ensure an even result.



  • Serve the baked fries immediately.
  • Use a high starch potato, like Russet or Maris Piper.
  • Really thick fries might need to cook for a little longer, while skinny fries cook faster.
  • Prepare the fries ahead of time by slicing them the night before, and soaking them in water overnight.


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg