Easy Baked Fries – Healthy Option

Yes, you can make these at home! Our easy baked fries come out crispy, delicious, and good for you every time!

The Backstory: Who says fries are off limits? I don’t, especially when they’re baked and the delicious flavor of the potato comes shining through. My recipe for easy baked fries is so easy to make that you’ll never miss the fat and and extra calories of deep-frying your potatoes again. You do need to have a little patience while the liquid is released from the potatoes, but think of this way: you won’t have to clean up a greasy mess from a deep-fryer ever again. I’d say that’s a good deal any day of the week! More of the Backstory after the recipe

Easy Baked Fries

Crisp, light, and golden brown, these baked fries are the perfect accompaniment to your next burger, wrap, hot dog or grilled cheese sandwich. They will become an instant hit for both the big and little kids in your household!
Course Sides
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 medium whole fresh potatoes, julienne sliced *
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil


  1. Place sliced potatoes in a colander and sprinkle with sugar. Set aside until liquid is released from potatoes, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain liquid and dry potatoes well.
  2. Place sliced potatoes in a bowl and toss with salt and oil.
  3. Spread potatoes in a single layer onto a non-stick or regular baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray.
  4. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes; flip fries and continue baking about 15-20 minutes more, until crisp and browned.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories:  120
Total Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 3g
Carbohydrates: 19g
Sodium: 210mg
Fiber: 1g

* Fran's Time-Saving Suggestion: Substitute the potatoes, sugar, salt and oil with 1 x (16 oz.) bag Alexia Oven Fries (Cook from frozen state)

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…The Backstory continues: You can find this recipe and many more in my latest cookbook, Healthy Meals for Your Busy Life. In my new book, I’ve created a collection of delicious and satisfying meals from Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Spirals  to Poached Pears in Fruit Juice— that you can prepare in 30 minutes or less. I know you’ll love them and that they’ll leave you feeling full, satisfied, and happy that you’ve made healthful choices that don’t sacrifice on taste!

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Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

Franceen is one of country's leading voices in nutrition and health with 30 + years of experience as a senior food management executive, author, speaker, and TV host. Fran's followers adore her because she believes you should be able to have your kugel and not feel guilty about it. Her recipes, humor, and realistic approach to enjoying food and cutting through the hype of fad diets and quick fixes are what make her approach to a balanced lifestyle loved by so many.
Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

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