Small pile of French fries on a white counter.
Appetizers and Sides

King of Comfort Food

French fries are, without a doubt, a favorite with most people. Here is a simple recipe that you can tweak to suit yourselves. Some folks like them with seasoning salt or a sprinkling of garlic salt. The paprika adds flavor but also does a great job of “browning” in the absence of oil.

Prep Instructions

  • Yield: 6 (1 cup) servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

  • Potatoes, as many as desired
  • Salt, to taste
  • Paprika (could also use smoked paprika)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Scrub, clean, dry, and cut potatoes into ½-inch fries—peel skins if desired. Put into a mixing bowl.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and paprika, stirring well to coat potatoes evenly.
  4. Place on parchment paper–lined cookie sheet that has been prepared with a light coating of food release spray. Separate pieces to keep them from sticking together.
  5. Bake approximately 20 minutes—time varies with size of potato slices.

Nutritional Data

Calories: 146.70
Fat: 0.17 g
Saturated Fat: 0.05 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 169.36 mg
Carbohydrates: 33.44 g
Fiber: 2.47 g
Sugars: 1.16 g
Protein: 3.98 g
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