French fries

A tray of French fries with a side of ketchup
Recipe credit

Adapted from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Skinny French Fries

About this recipe

Serving size
1/8 of prepared recipe
Time to make
15 minutes preparation; 30-40 minutes cook time
Special criteria


  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt or other seasonings


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Lightly oil a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  3. Wash the potatoes and pat dry on towels. Cut them into skinny strips.
  4. Spread strips of potatoes in one layer in pan.
  5. Distribute remaining oil evenly over potatoes.
  6. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until potatoes are golden brown and tender. Turn frequently.
  7. Season to taste.

Tips and variations

  • Substitute sweet potatoes for the regular potatoes.
  • In place of salt, try a new seasoning such as garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, paprika, or mesquite seasoning.

Nutritional info

Total fat
3.5 g
Saturated fat
0.5 g
76.2 mg
Total carbohydrates
12.8 g
Dietary fiber
0.9 g
1.5 g
Total sugar
0.4 g