Monday, June 22, 2015


Who does not love the crispy french fries? Mac Donalds french fries are world famous. They are crispy from outside and soft from inside. I always thought I cannot replicate the same texture ever at home. But guess what I was wrong. We can have the same or I should say better french fries with much fewer calories at our home too. 

These french fries are not deep fried, neither they have any corn starch on it. It is one of the simplest recipes, but the resultant dish is outstanding. It is although  important  to keep in mind few things  so that you can achieve the same crunchiness as restaurant-style fries have.

These are oven roasted fries and you can try adding your favourite seasonings to it. I added the simplest ingredients so that you can try this for your dinner tonite or lunch tomorrow. 

Enjoy these fries with your favourite condiment. For me, ketchup is the Best. 

Let's get started:


  • 2 Large Potatoes ( I have used 1 Russet potatoes and other white potato, but you can use any. I have tried the same recipe with white and red potatoes too) 
  • Oil for tossing (I used 1 tablespoon oil, you can use less Oil just enough to coat the potatoes, ) 
  • 2 teaspoon Dry Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chili  powder (adjust to taste)
  • Salt adjust to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Dry Parsley ( you can use Oregano also)
  • 4 Garlic cloves (No need to peel the ) 


Cut the Potatoes in wedges. Soak them in water for 15 minutes 
Pat them dry
Microwave them for 4 minutes 

I Used whole clove without peeling. 
Season with Salt, Chili, Garlic powder and Parsley

Toss everything well 
Arrange potatoes in a single layer for even roasting
Flip the potatoes half way to prevent burning and even roasting


  • Line the baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven at 450 F (230 C). Place the lined baking sheet in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. This will help in making the fries crispy.
  • Peel and cut potatoes into slices or wedges.Soak the potato slices in water for 15 minutes to remove as much starch as possible. This is an optional step but adds more crispiness.Then pat them dry.
  • Place them in a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 4 minutes. Let the potatoes cool for about 3 minutes.
  • Now in a bowl toss the potatoes. Add chili powder, garlic powder, whole garlic cloves, parsley, salt, and oil. Toss everything together so potatoes are well coated with the spices. 
  • Now  arrange the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet for even roasting.
  • Pop them in the middle rack of the oven for 20-25 minutes. Flip the potatoes half way to prevent burning. 
  • Once the fries are ready take them out of the oven and Serve hot!
  • I love having these rolled in chapati with a drizzle of ketchup. How awesome is that :-)


  • This recipe is versatile, feel free to add your favorite seasonings. 
  • Beware they are addictive ;-)

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