Perfect Baked Fries

    40 min

    These fries are absolutely divine. They are seasoned with lime juice, garlic, chillies and mustard before being baked until crispy. You can also use this recipe to make delectable potato wedges, if you prefer.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 maris piper potatoes, peeled and cut into 5mm thick fries
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon crushed chillies
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 2 tablespoons spicy mustard
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, crushed chillies, cayenne pepper, chilli powder, mustard and pepper. Add the fries and stir until evenly coated. Arrange fries in a single layer on a large baking tray.
    3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Then, turn the fries over and continue to bake for 10 to 15 more minutes, until crispy and browned. Season with salt and serve.

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    These were very tasty. My only complaint is that they stuck to the baking tray quite badly. Left out the mustard, added some cumin and even my chip purist partner ate them all!  -  09 Mar 2013


    These were really good. I found if you crinkle the foil, there is no need to flip!  -  12 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Excellent! Really spicy and delicious. The only thing I did differently was to use Charlotte potatoes (lower GI) and cut them into wedges. Then I boiled them for about 10 minutes BEFORE baking them. They were crisp outside and creamy inside. YUM! If you don't like really hot stuff, you might cut the cayenne in half.  -  01 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)