Man-Approved Spicy Oven Fries


I have always been a big fan of baked potatoes.

So it is no surprise that when I came across this lovely recipe my destiny had been sealed.

Not only did I end up with a good amount of delicious fries that made both me and my man very happy, but during making of this dish I learned a few useful tricks.

One of them is how to cut neat french fries. That is a precious trick that I will definitely cherish and use again.

And the next trick I learned is how to make sure that your fries keep their shape and do not break while baking.

Would you like to know the details?

Then you are invited to have a look at it all…



This is what we need.

Very basic stuff.

If you do not have Italian seasoning on hand though, you can easily replace it with oregano and thyme.




1. First, preheat the oven to 430 F (220 C).

2. Next, peel, wash, and dry the potatoes.



3. Then, using a sharp knife, slice a 1/4-inch piece off the potato lengthwise in order to create a stable base for you to work with.




4. Lay the potato flat on its cut side.




5. Slice it into even planks.




6. Then cut each plank into even wedges.




7. Repeat with each potato.




8. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites lightly.



man-approved-spicy-oven-baked-french-fries-recipe-in-a-small bowl, combine the spices - chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, Italian seasoning, and salt.

9. In a small bowl, combine the spices – chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, Italian seasoning, and salt.




10. Dip the cut potatoes in egg to coat.




11. Sprinkle the spices over the potatoes and toss well to coat.



man approved spicy oven baked french fries spray or brush a baking sheet with vegetable oil generously Then place the wedges on the baking sheet

12. Spray or brush a baking sheet with vegetable oil generously.

13. Then place the wedges on the baking sheet.



man approved spicy oven baked french fries bake in the preheated oven (430 F - 220 C) for about 40 minutes

14. Bake in the preheated oven (430 F – 220 C) for about 40 minutes.

To make sure that your fries will keep their nice shape and will not break, move them around (using a spatula) every 5-7 minutes.

I also sprinkled my fries with a little bit of additional vegetable oil while they were baking because they looked a little dry to me. You can do that, but you do not need to. It’s up to you.




And here they are in all their golden beauty.

I recommend tasting you fries and add more salt if necessary.

Enjoy, dear friends!

With love,

(This recipe was inspired by Yield: 6-8 servings.)


26 thoughts on “Man-Approved Spicy Oven Fries

  1. 1
    mau says:

    wow..they look yummy…today i will try this..Thank you so much for sharing ..

  2. 2
    Tabitha says:

    Made these tonight and they were amazing. M loved them too. Def Man approved


  3. 3
    Dena says:

    These look delicious!

  4. 4
    Jenny says:

    These look amazing! I normally just cut my oven fries into sloppy looking wedges, drizzle with oil and season but yours look so much neater and tastier. Definitely going to try this recipe 🙂

  5. 5
    Anna says:

    Love that this is man-approved…Add mom approved to the title too, because definitely a lot of moms would agree that this is a terrific way of enjoying fries, this is healthy. A winning recipe…Couldn’t ask for more! Gotta make some now!!!

  6. 6
    Christin says:

    I think I could eat the whole plate! Love that you didn’t hold back on the seasoning

  7. 7

    Umm, these fries look really gorgeous. So far, I have made cajun fries which taste really good. But there is no doubt about how good these fries must be like. So I note down your recipe.


  8. 8
    SamCyn says:

    MMMMMM! I just L-O-V-E french fries!

  9. 9
    Christine says:

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  10. 10

    Never thought of coating it with egg. Gonna have to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. 11

    Found these on Pinterest and I hope this is just what I was looking for. I’ve never tried them with egg white so I’m curious to see what the difference is. I’m making these tonight! =)

  12. 12

    I saw these on Pinterest and love the spice combination, but I do it with a slight variation (I saw it was also suggested in the comments on the MNN post you linked to) — I like to use Canola or Olive Oil instead of egg whites. Yummy variation on a favorite treat here! And using Olive Oil gives you some healthy fat too 😉

  13. 13
    Tiff says:

    These look Yummy!! The pictures are Great, I refuse to use recipes with no pics {so I can see how it “should” turn out}………………….these are very nice!

    Found these pics on Pinterest 🙂

    Will try soon~~~~

  14. 14
    Tammy says:

    I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!! I have made these several times and they are delicious and super easy!!!

  15. 15
    samantha says:

    I made these tonight, they were a hit! I have made homemade oven baked fries several times, and they never came out as crispy until I tried this recipe. The spices were so delicious and made our kitchen smell amazing. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  16. 16
    Mimi says:

    I tried it today it was extremely yummy 🙂 thank you so much

  17. 17
    Lona says:

    At this time it seems like WordPress is the best blogging
    platform out there right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

  18. 18

    I love to eat fries too so this recipe will be useful here. We’ll try to prepare something as tasty as you had.

  19. 19
    shout out says:

    Hey there! I’ve been reading your site for some time now and finally got the courage
    to go ahead and give you a shout out from Houston Texas!
    Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic work!

  20. 20
    Luiz says:

    I am trying it today as the recipe looks awesome.
    But the egg coated on the potatoes seems to be cooking too much on the oven.
    Do I have to leave the egg white on the potatoes?

  21. 21

    Came here from a Reddit thread. Your fries look amazing. I’ll try out the oil in the pan method of cooking.

  22. 22
    Steve Herbert says:

    Really like the sound of this must try 🙂

  23. 23
    Ellie says:

    Loved these! made them and they were delicious! I added garlic powder and black pepper to the spice mix too. It added a little more depth to the spice combo. ^_^ Thank you for the amazing recipe! and great with egg white. I would have never thought to have used that.

  24. 24
    Adrienne says:

    I’m vegan. Is there anything you recommend instead of egg white ?

  25. 25
    Inzamam says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I just made it and it’s delicious.

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