Homemade Potato Fries

Liked by Liam* (Lead Guide)


10 large russet potatoes (rinsed and peeled or skin on)


Olive Oil

Cold water


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes




Let any leftover fries cool completely and store them in a Freezer bag in the fridge, removing as much air from the bag as possible.
-To reheat, bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. They reheat very well.


Slice and soak. Slice the potatoes into ½ inch thick sticks and place in a bowl of cold water as you slice. Leave to soak for at least one hour or overnight. The longer, the better as this process removes the starch which makes for extra crispy fries.

Preheat. Set your oven to 400°F.

Rinse. Rinse the fries twice with cold water after soaking and then pat dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towels until as dry as possible.

Coat. Toss the sticks of potato with up to ½ a cup of vegetable oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake. Lay flat in a single layer on a baking tray and bake for 15 - 20 minutes in the lower-third of the oven. After the 15 - 20 minutes is up, remove the tray, flip the fries, return to a single layer and continue baking a further 10 minutes or until brown and crispy.

Notes: Experiment with other flavours like paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried herbs etc.

For Salt 'n' Vinegar flavour you could add equal parts white vinegar to equal parts water at the soaking stage.

This delicious recipe is already 100% plant-based!
Buy your potatoes loose at the supermarket or Farmers' Market.
Buy your spices, salt, pepper and vinegar from bulk sections or zero waste stores using your own containers or re-usable bags. Check out some of the stores in the Sea to Sky, Vancouver area and more here.
To be completely waste-free, use kitchen towel to dry your fries after soaking, instead of disposable paper towels.
Look for BC grown potatoes in your supermarket, shop at a Farmers' Market, or, if you order your groceries through an online company like Spud.ca, opt for BC grown produce.
Potatoes are typically available fresh in BC July through December.
Check out what foods are in season in BC when HERE.
You can also look at We Heart Local BC for updates each month as to what's in season.
Another great way to ensure you're using seasonal produce is to subscribe to a CSA Box with a local farm and structure your meals around the seasonal produce you've received that week!

*Adapted from The Cozy Cook's Homemade French Fries

Photos by Mockup Graphics and Engin Akyurt