Simple Oven Fries Recipe

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These lightly seasoned potato wedges are a nice accompaniment to grilled meat. Plus, they're much lower in fat than their deep-fried cousins. —Janet Briggs
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 large baking potatoes
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 249 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 312mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Cut each potato lengthwise into eight wedges. In a large bowl, combine the oil, salt, paprika and pepper; add potato wedges and toss to coat.
  2. Place in a single layer on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes. Turn potatoes; bake 10 minutes longer or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Simple Oven Fries in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p210

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apollo13ps User ID: 3122362 67136
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2008

"We just LOVED these. I have so many people ask for this recipe. Then they make it and see how easy it is!! These are great the next day too. You can ues other potatoes but then reduce the cooking time."

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