Crispy Homemade French Fries Recipe

Indulge in the irresistible crunch of homemade French fries with this easy recipe. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, these fries are sure to satisfy your cravings. Perfect as a snack or a side dish, they’ll have everyone coming back for more!


  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Optional: herbs or spices of your choice (such as garlic powder, paprika, or rosemary)


  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
  2. Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into uniform-sized sticks, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Rinse the potato sticks under cold water to remove excess starch, then pat them dry with paper towels.
  3. Place the dried potato sticks in a large bowl. Drizzle the vegetable oil over them and toss until evenly coated. Sprinkle with salt and any desired herbs or spices, and toss again to distribute.
  4. Arrange the potato sticks in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, making sure they are not overcrowded. This allows for proper browning and crispiness.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, flipping the fries halfway through cooking, until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  6. Once the fries are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your homemade crispy French fries with your favorite dipping sauce or as a side to your favorite dish!

Note: For extra crispy fries, you can soak the cut potatoes in cold water for about 30 minutes before drying and seasoning them. This helps remove more starch, resulting in a crispier texture.

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