Oven Fries with Sriracha Ketchup

September 30, 2018 By Cathy — 12 Comments
Crispy fries without all the guilt? Yep! These oven fries are tossed with garlic olive oil, baked, and served with spicy sriracha ketchup. Crunchy, golden brown goodness, super easy, and quick. You may never break out the deep fryer again!

Oven Fries with Sriracha Ketchup

Straight up, these no-fry fries are super easy, simple slivers of oven-baked potatoes, served extra crispy with a side of spicy ketchup for dipping.

These are a much healthier, but no less tasty version, of “fried” fries for (yes I know it’s redundant but I’m making a point). We’re using olive oil, we’re baking in the oven, and the best part? We’re not feeling even remotely cheated. This is not a recipe that requires skill, time, or a ton of steps. But a couple of tips are necessary for success.

Tips for success

  1. DO NOT CROWD the pan. When you place the fries on the baking sheet, ideally they should not be touching, After you flip them, it’s okay, but really work on separating them right out of the gate.
  2. You MUST line the pan with either nonstick foil or parchment. They will stick otherwise. Trust me, this has been proven time and time again. Don’t waste your time or the ingredients. Line the sheet tray.
  3. Make more than you think. These babies are addictive and because they’re, eh hem, “healthy”, everyone eats more than they intend.
  4. Check them at 20 mins. We’re a “well-done” sort of family, so mine typically hit the 25 minute mark, but it’s your world and your oven so keep an eye on them and pull them when they are browned to your liking.

 

Let’s make Oven Fries

Step by step photos showing how to prep oven fries including: gathering the ingredients (step 1), peeling and slicing the potatoes (steps 2 and 3) and arranging the potato strips on a baking sheet (step 4)

  1. Gather your ingredients (potatoes, garlic  oil, salt) and tools including a vegetable peeler.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut into 1/4 inch slices.
  3. Stack the slices and cut into 1/4 inch strips.
  4. Toss with garlic oil and arrange on a lined sheet tray so the strips are barely touching and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 mins until they are browned to your liking, flipping once, midway through baking.

Crispy oven fries on a sheet pan fresh out of the oven.

Now these can be served with your favorite store-bought ketchup or even homemade ketchup, but for added zip, go ahead and give this sriracha ketchup a go. It’s basically a jazzed up version, using store-bought ketchup as the base. The sriracha (Asian hot chili sauce) brings the heat, the honey brings the sweet, and a dash of vinegar brings the sour.

I’m sure you’re going to love these fries as much as my family does and the best part is you can feel good about serving them too!

Oven Fries with Sriracha Ketchup

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Oven fries in paper-lined metal serving bucket served with spicy sriracha ketchup.
Oven Fries with Sriracha Ketchup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Crispy fries without all the guilt? Yep! These oven fries are tossed with garlic olive oil, baked, and served with spicy sriracha ketchup. Crunchy, golden brown goodness, super easy, and quick. You may never break out the deep fryer again!

Course: Side, Side/Veggies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oven fries, sriracha ketchup
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 303 kcal
Ingredients
Oven Fries
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and slightly smashed
  • 3 russet potatoes (large), about 2 1/2- lbs, peeled
  • 2 1/2 tsp kosher salt
Sriracha Ketchup
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp sriracha (Asian hot sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Instructions
Oven Fries
  1. Combine olive oil and garlic in a small saucepan. Heat over low heat until just shimmering, Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Discard garlic. (Garlic oil can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator.)
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Slice potatoes into 1/4 inch slices. Stack the slices and slice into 1/4 inch strips. Alternatively you can use a mandolin to slice into strips.

  4. Toss the potatoes strips with the olive oil in a large bowl.
  5. Line two baking sheets with nonstick foil or parchment paper. Arrange potato strips in a single layer so the strips are barely touching. Sprinkle with salt.
  6. Bake until golden brown, about 20 - 25 mins, flipping the fries once and rotating the pans midway through baking. Serve with sriracha ketchup.
Sriracha Ketchup
  1. Whisk together all the ingredients until combined.

Recipe Notes
  1. DO NOT CROWD the pan. When you place the fries on the baking sheet, ideally they should not be touching, After you flip them, it's okay, but really work on separating them right out of the gate.
  2. You MUST line the pan with either nonstick foil or parchment. They will stick otherwise. Trust me, this has been proven time and time again. Don't waste your time or the ingredients. Line the sheet tray.
  3. Make more than you think. These babies are addictive and because they're eh hem "healthy", everyone eats more than they intend.
  4. Check them at 20 mins. We're a "well-done" sort of family, so mine typically hit the 25 minute mark, but it's your world and your oven so keep an eye on them and pull them when they are browned to your liking.
Nutrition Facts
Oven Fries with Sriracha Ketchup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 1509mg 63%
Potassium 589mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4.3%
Vitamin C 16.2%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Update Notes: This post was originally published in September 2017 but was republished with step by step photos and tips in September 2018.

Oven Fries with Sriracha Ketchup

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Comments

12 responses to “Oven Fries with Sriracha Ketchup”

  1. Chrissy says:

    I have been working on perfecting the oven fry myself for more years than I care to think about. I’ve had so many sticking issues in the past but I have solved them and it was super easy. The trick is to heat the sheet pan. I put it in the oven while it’s heating up and when I put the fries on the tray, they sizzle.
    Also I think the other really good trick is to rinse the fries in cold water and then pat them dry before putting on the olive oil. It gets rid of the extra starch and I think that helps eliminate the sticking too.

    Love your blog!

    • Cathy says:

      Fantastic tips Chrissy! Thanks for sharing and I’ll definitely try. Nothing sadder than a fry stuck to the pan!

  2. Marla (Marmalicious) says:

    Your blog is incredible! I love all of your Instagram posts and now your blog! Well done!

  3. Lori Jira says:

    Your awesome Cathy!!! Love your blog!!! Homemade fries are requested often in our house and I am always hesitant because they always seem to be an epic fail in my book between the sticking and the fact that some are “too burnt” and yet others are “not cooked”……everyone complaining….. but yet somehow the kids still eat them all!! You have motivated me to try again!

    • Cathy says:

      Aw thanks so much Lori! Thin strips and a lined sheet pan and you should have fry success! Let me know if you give it a go. xo

  4. Lynn says:

    I have made oven fries many times, but not quite like this, and they turned out much better than my plain old version. I liked the subtle flavour from the garlic-infused oil, and the sriracha ketchup really jazzed them up. Slicing the potatoes into fine strips, which I’d never bothered with before, made them much crispier. Thanks for another great recipe, Cathy: this will be my new standard for fries.

    • Cathy says:

      I’m so glad that this worked for you. You’re spot on about slicing them thin for extra crispiness and I love the subtle heat from the sriracha in the ketchup for a little zing. Thanks so much for your kind feedback!

  5. Karly says:

    Any post that tells me its okay to eat more fries is a winner in my book! But seriously, these look SO good- such a great recipe to have on hand when I’m looking for a simple and tasty side.

  6. Cindy says:

    These are SOOO up my alley! So Eastside LA of you – I love it. Nice tips and tricks for keeping those guys crunchy. XO you are motivating me to use sirachi in a cake! HA.

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