Sides & Snacks Spicy Baked French Fries (University Foodie)

Published on December 30th, 2012 | by Rachel Budke


Spicy Baked French Fries

I like spicy food.  These fries are fairly spicy.  If you don’t like your food to have a kick to it, just leave out the cayenne pepper.  As a side note, if you have never tried Sir Kensington’s Ketchup, make sure you get some.  It’s really, really good.

Recipe adapted from: Tastefully Julie
Makes 4 Servings


  • 3 medium russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
  2. Slice the potatoes into fry shaped pieces.
  3. Place the potatoes into a Ziploc® bag, and add in the oil and spices.  Close the bag and shake it until the potatoes are evenly covered with the seasoning.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the potatoes out in a single layer.  If you can’t get the potatoes to fit in a single layer, use a second baking sheet.  If the potatoes are too close together, the fries will not get crispy.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.  Flip the fries over and turn up the oven temperature to 450ºF.
  6. Bake for 10 more minutes, keeping a close eye to be sure the fries do not burn.

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Rachel is a senior at Kansas State University, where she is studying Bakery Science. In the fall of 2013 she studied abroad in Florence, Italy. She loves cooking, photography and DIY projects.

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