The secret to crispy oven fries? Coat them in egg whites before seasoning, dip in almond meal, then bake in a hot oven.
These baked oven fries are wonderfully crispy and well-seasoned. My husband and I don’t really eat potatoes anymore, but my growing kids adore them. So I find myself making them about once a week.
The ingredients you’ll need
You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make these tasty fries. The exact measurements are included in the recipe card below. Here’s an overview of what you’ll need:
- Olive oil spray
- Egg whites
- Almond meal
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- Spices: Garlic powder and paprika
- Russet potatoes
How to make oven fries
It’s so easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:
- Start by whisking the egg whites until frothy.
- In a separate bowl, mix the almond meal with the seasonings.
- Cut the potatoes into fries. Dry them with paper towels.
- Dip the fries in the egg whites, then dredge in the almond meal mixture.
- Arrange them in a single layer on a greased foil-lined rimmed baking sheet.
- Spray them with olive oil.
- Bake them at 400°F for 15 minutes per side, spraying with more olive oil when you flip them.
How to make them crispy
Not surprisingly, it’s difficult to achieve the level of crispiness you get when frying in oil. But the method described above, of coating the potatoes in a crunchy coating, then baking them at a high temperature, produces delightfully crispy fries.
Are oven fries healthy?
These days I eat a low carb diet, so I mostly make this recipe for the kids. They are growing and active and can utilize the carbs much better than I can. But as I said, I only make this recipe about once a week. I wouldn’t suggest making it a daily basis.
How to serve oven fries
As the daughter of a Dutch father, I can’t help but love them dipped in rich, yellow Dutch mayonnaise, not in ketchup! And if you’ve ever tried real Dutch fries dipped in real Dutch mayonnaise, you know what I’m talking about and won’t react with “eww!” 🙂
As for what main dishes go with these tasty fries, you have many options! They go especially well with broiled burgers, with fried fish, and with oven-fried chicken. And don’t forget a vegetable – steamed broccoli is a good, easy option.
What about leftovers?
Like most potato recipes, leftovers will not taste as good as when freshly baked. But if you must, you can keep them in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 3-4 days. Reheat them in the microwave on 50% power, or in a 300F oven.
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- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray the foil with olive oil cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy.
- In a large bowl, mix together the almond meal, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika.
- Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise, then cut each half in two, and then cut each quarter into 1/4-inch-thick fries. Pat dry using paper towels.
- Place the fries in the bowl with the beaten egg whites to coat.
- Transfer the fries to the bowl with the almond meal mixture. Toss to coat.
- Arrange the fries in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them a little. Spray with olive oil spray.
- Bake 15 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from oven. Carefully turn fries. Spray again and bake 15 more minutes. Serve immediately.