Baked French Fries

The Imaginative One could live on chocolate, popcorn, and French Fries.  I’ve started baking my French Fries.  He loves them and will eat any fries left on the tray.

The first hundred times (maybe not that much), it would take the fries a long time to bake which doesn’t help when I have to get dinner on the table between 5 and 5:10 so hubby can eat and get to work.  So I decided to do something different.  I cut up the potatoes and then out them into a microwaveable bowl, cover the potatoes with water (about an inch above), and then parboil them in the microwave for 5 minutes.  Then I drain the potatoes, spread them on a greased cookie sheet, and then bake.  They turn out perfect.

To cut the potatoes into fries, I first cut the potatoes in half length wise.  I place one of the half flat size down and cut it half.  I then cut each half in half once again.  If the fries are still too big, I once again cut it in half.  If not, I place it in the pile of fries.  I repeat with the other halves.  Here’s what the look like after I cut the potatoes:


Here is the potatoes in the water:


I used my 8 cup measuring cup so the fries were able to stand up in the water.

Baked French Fries


Baked French Fries


Stars of the recipe:

  • 2 – 4 potatoes
  • Water
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt or your Frenchy fry topping



  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Cut the potatoes into French fry sized slices.
  3. Place in a large bowl.
  4. Cover with water.
  5. Parboil in microwave for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from microwave and drain.
  7. Place on a cookie sheet that has been slightly sprayed with cooking spray.  Make sure it’s in a single layer.
  8. Bake in oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. Turn the oven up to broil.
  10. Broil for 4 more minutes.
  11. Remove from oven.
  12. Sprinkle salt or your favorite topping.
  13. Enjoy!

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