Homemade French Fries Recipe

by beth on October 26, 2010

Ya know here at our house we love of sim­ple but del­ish food and these home­made wedge French fries are no dif­fer­ent.  Super sim­ple to make & yet you will call out to the Heav­ens at how crunchy the out­side is with the ten­der cen­ter of French fry good­ness.  Can you tell by that state­ment that I may (or may not) have a love of French fries?  Actu­ally here we all do.

Here’s What You Need:

5–8 Idaho Potatoes



Oil (you can use olive or vegetable)

Put on a bak­ing sheet at 425 degrees for 30–25 minutes.

How to Put it Together:

Clean your pota­toes.  Cut them into long strips of wedges (skin stays on) then rinse them until the starch is washed away (water runs clear) and then toss in the oil, salt & pepper.

You really just want to coat them lightly.

Why don’t I include mea­sure­ments?  Because this is really a judge it as you go recipe.  Start with a smaller amount of oil, per­haps 1–2 Table­spoons, coat & then cover with the amounts of salt & pep­per to YOUR tastes.  You can also add Parme­san cheese or other forms of seasoning.

Then toss on your bak­ing sheet at 425 degrees for 30–35 min­utes.  You want a crunchy out­side but a ten­der inside.

Play with the recipe. See what you like.

Now go make some french fries for din­ner tonight!

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1 beths_confusion October 26, 2010 at 11:48 am

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2 Chef Basket October 26, 2010 at 1:54 pm

French fries are always a hit. They are also fairly easy to make and a great side to any dish. Thank you for posting.


3 Kristy October 26, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Yummy, yummy! I also like to slice them up really thin and fry them in the skillet.


4 Mia October 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm

This is a great recipe…I can’t wait to try it tonight!
I will also mix sweet potato wedges w/ the idaho potatoes.




5 liz October 26, 2010 at 9:50 pm

We do these, too! Also with some garlic powder. And we’ve done it with sweet potatoes as well!


6 Liam O'Malley October 27, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Yeah I love sweet potato fries too…. and I recently got a mandoline which makes french fries a snap.


7 Jolene October 27, 2010 at 1:23 pm

We do sweet potatoes and then dip them in Ranch here, too. I also tried making really thin fires with squash this year and that’s really good if you can bake them hot and long enough to get them crunchy.


8 Quay Po Cooks October 29, 2010 at 7:24 am

My hubby will be a pig in the mud when I make this for him. Thanks so much for the recipe! I LOVE the photo of the fries!


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