The Basics: How to Make Oven Fries

Berry Cobbler

You'll need:

  • a knife
  • a baking sheet
  • a spatula
  • two russet potatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • Old Bay Seasoning (optional)

Step 1 of 8

Heat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (it will take at least 20 minutes to warm up).

Step 2 of 8

Wash the potatoes, and pat dry.

Step 3 of 8

Cut the potatoes lengthwise into six wedges each.

Step 4 of 8

Scatter the wedges on a baking sheet, drizzle with oil, and generously season with salt and pepper and Old Bay (if using).

Step 5 of 8

Toss with your hands.

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Put the baking sheet in the oven and set the timer for 20 minutes.

Step 7 of 8

Take the potatoes out of the oven and flip them with a spatula. Return the baking sheet to the oven and reset the timer for 20 minutes.

Step 8 of 8

Remove the potatoes from the oven and serve with your favorite condiment.