Stop what you’re doing and make these french fries.  I’m serious.  I’ve attempted to make french fries for a lot of years and I’ve finally hit the nail on the head.  My secret?  Using red potatoes.  I recently started buying red potatoes more often because they are lower in starch and higher in Vitamin C than russet potatoes.  When I tried them out as french fries, I literally couldn’t believe the taste.


Quick and Easy Homemade French Fries

Category: FOOD

Quick and Easy Homemade French Fries


  • 5 pounds red potatoes (organic, if possible)
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • pepper to taste
  • *** You will also need 2-3 high edge baking sheets or pizza pans


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
  2. Wash red potatoes and cut into wedges. (about 1/2 inch width is perfect)
  3. Soak potato wedges in a bowl of hot water for approximately 10 minutes.
  4. After 10 minutes, drain water and use a paper towel to pat dry the potato wedges.
  5. Put approximately 1/4 cup olive oil and a few shakes of pepper into a large bowl and add the potato wedges.
  6. Coat the potato wedges with the oil/pepper mix by vigorously moving the bowl around.
  7. Pour 1/4 cup of olive oil into each baking sheet/pizza pan.
  8. Put the potato wedges in the pans, in a single layer.
  9. Bake in oven for 30 minutes total, rotating the pans every ten minutes, and flipping the french fries.
  10. When french fries are golden brown, they are ready!
  11. Put the french fries on a plate with paper towel in order to drain any excess oil and ENJOY!


Did you try them?  Comment below and let me know what you thought!