Oven Fries

I love potatoes, I absolutely love potatoes, I am overly obsessed with potatoes! Now that we have that out of the way, lemme share with you a very simple and healthier way to have your fries. It’s super convenient too.

I try to live a healthy lifestyle and this normally translates to how I prepare food. I generally prefer baking, pan frying to deep frying. Seeing that fries or chips  are normally deep fried, I figured it would be great if I tried baking them. By all means this is not a new invention, there are plenty of recipes online for oven fries, this is just my take.

Actually when I shared this recipe with my friend Judy, she was quick to tell me that what I made was just baked potatoes. Oh well, they look like fries and taste like fries so they must be fries 🙂

Peel and wash your potatoes. I used some huge potatoes, I normally find them easier to handle than those tiny ones.

Cut the potatoes into french fries. You can either use a knife and a cutting board or if you own a french fry cutter go ahead and use that.

In a wide bowl, add oil I normally use sunflower oil, paprika, salt and black pepper.

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 Add the potatoes.

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Toss them to coat with the oil and paprika mixture.

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 For easy clean, line your baking tray with some aluminium foil. Then grease with some little oil or if you have non stick cooking spray you can use that.

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Arrange the fries in one layer.

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Bake for 30 -40 minutes or until done. I wanted mine somewhere between crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. If you want crispier fries bake for a little longer.

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These babies were heavenly!! We even over ate! Yikes.

I can confidently say, not only are these oven fries healthier they are also better than deep fried ones. Yep, I said it. Doubting me? Give the recipe a try and thank me later 🙂


In other exciting news, my fellow food blogger and friend Aika of Pendo la mama featured me on her blog. Interested in learning a little more about my blogging and baking journey? Well then you can read the article here.

Oven Fries

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  • 5 - 6 potatoes, peeled washed and cut into 1/4 inch matchsticks
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Pre heat your oven at 200 degrees C.

Line your baking tray with some aluminium foil and grease the foil lightly.

In a wide bowl, mix the oil, paprika, salt and pepper.

Add the potatoes and toss until completely coated.

Arrange on the prepared tray, ensuring they are in a single layer.

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until crispy.

Serve and Enjoy.



  1. They do look lovely. I too am crazy for potatoes – fries to be exact! Will give this recipe a go. Hope to get that yummy taste and healthier punch….Will let you know how it goes.

  2. Ever since i tried this healthy alternative that is also frugal to my pocket in terms of purchase of oil, I have not turned back and my little ones love them

    • For sure it’s pretty cost friendly. Glad to know that you are already making them. How do you find them compared to the deep fried ones?

  3. Tried n they are delish….a different taste from the deep fried ones..a repeat recipe ofcos


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