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Oil Free Super Crispy Fries

Super crispy oil-free "fries". An inexpensive, kid-friendly side or main dish. Serve with your favorite vegetable such as roasted broccoli or a large salad, or alongside some veggie burgers.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 5 -6 large servings
Author: Nora Taylor


  • 4-5 pounds russet potatoes peeled and cut about 2-3 inches long
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and prepare a large roasting pan either with parchment paper or a silicone mat. If your pans are smaller you will need two.
  • Add the peeled and cut potatoes to a large pot. Cover with water and then add the baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt. Stir and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for about 10 minutes, just until a little resistance is met when you insert a fork into the potato chunk. You don't want them super soft and overcooked at this point.
  • Drain the potatoes, and add to a large bowl with a lid, preferably.
  • To the large bowl with the potatoes, add the remaining 1 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and either stir very well, or put the lid on and carefully shake the bowl until all ingredients are well combined. There will be a thick paste on the potatoes at this point; that is what you want.
  • Transfer the potatoes to the roasting pan(s), spreading them out evenly.
  • Roast for 30 minutes, then turn the potatoes and roast for about 30 minutes more.
  • Remove from oven and serve.