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Crispy oven baked french fries recipe with herbed sea salt

oven baked potato fries

This crispy oven baked french fries recipe is a godsend and a frequent visitor to my kitchen. It’s not the healthiest of recipes, but in my life potato fries/chips are sometimes needed. These chips are baked not fried so that’s a start. There are simple, quick and make a great side dish to almost anything.  

I made them alongside roast vegetables (pumpkin, capsicum, carrot and green beans) and together they made a perfect Sunday roast (minus the meat!). I even saved some gravy for chip dunking, now that was a good time for all.  

I’m going to get straight into the recipe as brain not functioning today. Me speak can’t good. Do you ever get those days? 

Oven Baked Potato Chips w/ herbed sea salt

crispy oven baked potato fries recipe with herbed saltThese didn’t last long, I aimed to have some left over to re-heat the next day but there were none left.. they were that good!

Crispy, salty, herby and I drizzled mine with some Chipotle Aoli (best thing ever) and Jackson had onion gravy. 

If you love the idea of oven baked chips but would prefer sweet potato to normal potato, I also have a recipe for sweet potato chips – here.

Question: Skins on or off? and favourite seasoning for roast potatoes?

Bec x

oven baked potato chip recipe

Oven baked fries w/ herb salt

Bec Thexton
Simple oven baked potato fries with herbed sea salt and a chipotle aoli
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 2


  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped chives
  • sauce of your choise I used chipotle aoli


  • Pre heat the oven to 180 deg. Wash potatoes thoroughly and keep skins on (I like them on – up to you)
  • Chop potatoes into French fry sized sticks. About the size of your pinky finger
  • Arrange on a baking tray so all of the fries are flat. They all need their baking space!
  • *Side note, I used a pizza tray because they have holes so the fries got heat on both sides. It makes for a crispier chip, if you just have a normal baking tray you have to remove an rotate half way through*
  • Season with a drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle of sea salt and some fresh chopped rosemary.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, or until crispy and to your taste. (remove half way and turn over)
  • Remove, season again with a sprinkle of sea salt, fresh rosemary and chopped chives. Have some aoli, gravy or tomato sauce ready and voila, healthy oven baked fries are ready to go.

oven baked potato fries recipeThis recipe isn’t the healthiest of recipes, but in my life potato fries/chips are sometimes needed. These chips are baked not fried so that’s a start. There are simple, quick and make a great side dish to almost anything.

(26) Comments

  1. Just wanted to let you know, we loved this recipe so much we featured it on our list of 7 Over the Top(pings) French Fry Recipes! Thanks for sharing your Oven Baked fries, we’re big fans!

    1. Aw thanks guys! It’s a delicious recipe 🙂

  2. Ellie Pie says:

    Tried these with white truffle oil instead of olive. Amazing!

    1. Ohhh my that sounds great! I am going to make them with truffle oil thanks for the tip.

  3. carol says:

    What is aoli? Never used it, and where do you find it? Thanks.

    1. Aoli is like a garlicy mayo mix. It’s made out of garlic, olive oil and egg yolks (like mayo) and I get it from the supermarket!

  4. Jill Ritson says:

    Can’t wait to try them… Thanks Bec!

  5. Would love to know your chipolte aoli sauce to go with these 🙂

    1. Hi Kim, I mix 1/2 cup mayonnaise with 1 tea spoon paprika, pinch of chili powder and a tea spoon of dijon mustard. Not traditionally ‘chipotle’ but it tastes like it and is amazing!

      1. YES! Thank you 🙂

      2. Jewell (nawnie) says:

        Hi, I am new to this site, had it in my favorite section on my lap top, soooo does any one know how to make the sweet and sour like Panda Express out, of Kikoman sweet and sour?

  6. katija says:

    Is that 180 c or f? I beleive c but want to be sure as this looks and sounds amazing!! Thank you!

    1. Deg cel, sorry! Thanks I hope you enjoy

  7. It is now! Potatoey.. I like it!

  8. oh yum! I love oven baked chips! Much better flavour! So potatoey – is that a word?!

  9. Beautiful pics! We cannot eat healthy food only. Anyhow these are baked, still healthier than the majority of chips out there!

  10. They were! Thank you Alisha x

  11. Indeed they are, the best of ideas in fact. A Match made in heaven! x

  12. Rosmary and potatos are always a good idea 😀
    xo Elisa

  13. Argh so delicious!!!

  14. Make them, they’re so easy! xo

  15. It really adds flavour and makes them look prettier, and thats very much okay!

  16. Oh my, these need to get in my mouth ASAP!! So scrumptious!!
    xo TJ

  17. Skin on for me! Thanks for the pizza tray tip 🙂

  18. o0o0o0o0o yes, that stuff if fantastic. Plus, it’s pink! x

  19. *runs to airport to fly to Australia* OMG this looks good!! You know what I have really come to love? Himalayan salt!! 🙂

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