Spicy Oven-Baked Fries

1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. paprika
1 1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1/4 tsp. oregano
8-12 medium potatoes, washed and left unpeeled
olive or canola oil

Combine all spices in a bowl. Slice potatoes lengthwise into ½” thick pieces. Turn and slice again lengthwise making large french fry type pieces. Place on cookie sheet lined with a silpat. Drizzle with oil to coat lightly. Toss with hands. Spread evenly over pan, then sprinkle with seasonings and toss again. Bake at 470° F for 20-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until light brown and crispy.

Optional: Sprinkle cheese over fries during the last few minutes of baking.

Hands down, THIS spice mixture beats all spicy fry recipes I’ve tried. It’s AMAZING!!! Thanks to Emily at My Muffin Thursdays for this great recipe! It does have a lot of kick to it, so if you want to tone it down, then reduce the amount of paprika and cayenne.


Sally said...

Hi - Do you know if these fries will freeze well (maybe leave off the cheese?)?

Emily said...

Hi Sally,

I use our deep freeze a lot but would not recommend freezing these. Potatoes don't handle freezing well as they tend to get mushy over time. You can make a large batch of these, then whatever you don't eat store in the fridge. For up to 2 days they do great in the fridge, just broil at 450 F for a few minutes to crisp them up.

If you are determined to try and make frozen fries work, try freezing a small batch and see how they turn out. Keep me posted!

Thanks, Emily

Holly said...

I love these fries and this is my go-to recipe whenever I make french fries. When are you going to link this to FB? I so want to like this blog and share it with my friends. Also, I love the girly ribbon decor for the blog but it might be a little more readable with a lighter purple. I have a hard time seeing the words now. I'll be back regardless though...love it.