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Seasoned Crispy Oven Fries (SCOF)

oven fries Source: Michael W. May, Flickr

A marginally healthier alternative to deep-fried fries. Also, I don't know how to deep fry anything.


  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil


  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp paprika

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 2 servings


The thinner you slice your potatoes, the crispier they'll get.

This goes well with veggie burgers.

Also, any recipe that tells you that something like this only takes 20 minutes in the oven is lying to you, unless they like soggy fries.


  1. Slice the potatoes into thin sticks (maybe 1/4"?). Toss them in a bowl with the oil until coated. Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet (or they will stick) and lay out the potatoes in a single layer.
  2. Mix all of the seasoning ingredients together in a small bowl, then sprinkle it evenly over the potatoes.
  3. Bake in a 450°F oven for 45 minutes, stirring/flipping/tossing every 15 minutes.