Thick-Cut Oven Fried Potatoes


Oven Fried Potatoes

In The Devil’s Kitchen, we’ve never been big fans of skinny, deep-fried French fries. But, give us a thick-cut fry with the skin on, and we’re happy. Plunk a batch of these devilish delights into a piece of newspaper, and we’re blissfully sitting on a park bench and noshing.

Rather than going through the hassles of deep frying (and, what do you do with all that oil in the fryer?) try oven frying. It’s quick and easy. It gives you a golden fried potato which is incredibly fluffy and delicious inside. It’s even (dare we say?) healthy.


Ingredients (Serves 2-3)

20-22 oz (4 med large or 570-620g) potatoes

2 tbsp olive oil

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper


1. Pre-heat oven to 450F (230c).

2. Scrub the potatoes and slice in half lengthwise. Then, cut into strips ½” (12mm) thick.

Thick Slices

3. In a large bowl, toss the potato slices in the olive oil until well coated.

4. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the potatoes. Again, toss well.

Potatoes Tossed In Oil

5. Arrange the potato slices on a baking tray.

Potatoes On Baking Tray

6. Bake for 30 min, until turning golden. Flip potatoes and return to the oven.

Oven Fried Potatoes Before Turning

7. Bake for 5-10 more minutes.

Finished Oven Fried Potatoes

Serve your tasty treats on a plate beside a juicy burger, with fish, with chicken, or … just by themselves on newspaper, to eat on a park beach or in the back yard.


Categories : Side Dishes


  1. We all LOVE potatoes done this way. It works for sweet potatoes and other root vegetable too. My daughter (a chef) makes a roasted root veg dish every holiday with baby turnips and beets. Thanks Kevin.

  2. Michelle says:

    YUM! Thanks for the tips Judith – I’m going to bet sweet potatoes would be great. We’ll try this one Kevin. Think the only way I really like the skinny fries is when we get them at the carnival with lots of vinegar! :)

  3. Kevin Riley says:

    Fried potatoes with malt vinegar is quite nice, especially with some deep-fried beer-battered cod or other white fish.

    Also, try fried potatoes with mayonnaise. Actually, if you ever saw Pulp Fiction, John Travolta’s character was going on about eating fries with mayo in Amsterdam. Quite good, especially if you’re like me and not a big fan of ketchup.

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