Crispy Oven Fries

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Love crispy, crunchy french fries, but hate excess fat and calories? There’s a healthy way to make your own fries at home, and that’s in your oven! Plus, there’s no need to lose that crisp, golden quality when you follow our recipe for Crispy Oven Fries.

The secret to giving homemade fries that crunch, whether they’re steak fries, garlic fries, or skinny fries, is to dip them in egg whites before baking. You heard it right. The secret fat-free ingredient for crunchy, delicious fries is probably already in your fridge.

Limp, soggy fries are a thing of the past. And you can amp up the flavor of your oven fries with our recommended healthier fry sauces: Skinny Ms Barbecue Sauce, Skinny Ms Ketchup, or this Aioli recipe.

Crispy Oven Fries

Perfectly crisp and crunchy, these fries will be the highlight of your meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 166kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 4 baking potatoes medium, scrubbed or 2 large
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/4 cup parmesan


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Coat a nonstick baking sheet with canola or olive oil cooking spray.
  • Whisk the egg white in a small bowl until frothy and foamy.
  • Cut the potatoes lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick fries and dip into the egg white. Arrange in a single layer, so that the potatoes are not touching. Sprinkle with half of the salt, pepper, and Parmesan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Flip, and sprinkle with the remaining salt, pepper, and Parmesan, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes more, until golden and crisp.


Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 294mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5

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13 Comments on "Crispy Oven Fries"

  1. Teresa  April 10, 2014

    Is it okay if we skip the parmesan?

    • SkinnyMs  April 18, 2014

      Hi Teresa, yes, you can easily omit the parmesan.

  2. Alan Shapiro  April 21, 2014

    the directions say to cut into fairly thick lengthwise wedges. Can we work with different shapes and thicknesses? (ie: more traditional "1/4" x 1/4" x however long the potato is frie" shapes or widthwise 1/8" thick ovals)

    • SkinnyMs  April 23, 2014

      Yes, you could work with other shapes and sizes of fries, including thinner fries.

  3. MANOJ KUMAR  December 29, 2014

    can I skip egg as well as i am vegetarian

    • SkinnyMs  December 29, 2014

      Monoj Kumar, Yes, you can skip the egg.

  4. Debby Kasselman  January 31, 2015

    I know I could hand cut the fries but what do you use? I've always wondered if I wouldn't like one of those vegetable slicers/choppers but have no idea which are easier to use and clean. Was just wondering if you used one. Thanks!

    • SkinnyMs  February 2, 2015

      Debby, We did hand cut the fries, but you are right, there are other options. We have not tried the vegetable chopper but that might be a good solution. I would check reviews on Amazon before buying.

  5. Cheryl  November 5, 2015

    The potatoes pictured are clearly not cut in wedges. If I cut them as pictured, will they burn using the same cook temp and time?

    • SkinnyMs  November 6, 2015

      Cheryl, They should be fine. Sometimes I cut them a little thicker and other times more like the photo. They've never burned so far. 🙂 Keep us posted.

  6. John  November 22, 2015

    When I try this, the cooking spray smokes a lot, any tips there?

    • SkinnyMs  November 23, 2015

      Use canola oil instead. Thanks!

  7. trubie  April 20, 2017

    I use an air fryer


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