My oven-baked French fries are every bit as good as the deep fried kind! I spray the fries with an oil mister to get even coverage and maximum crispiness using less than a teaspoon of oil. Then, I season them up creatively with flavorful spices instead of piling on the salt. This recipe works with both white and sweet potatoes, so experiment with different flavor combos for each. The Bauer kids love sweet potato fries sprinkled with cinnamon best.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Coat baking sheet(s) with oil spray.
(The fries will be crispiest if baked directly on the baking sheet, without aluminum foil.)
Cut the potatoes into strips (approximately 1/4-inch x 1/4-inch in size).
Arrange the cut fries in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet(s).
Mist the fries with oil spray and season with salt, pepper, and additional seasonings.
Bake the fries for 20 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
Then, place the fries under the broiler for 5 minutes to get them extra crispy.