The Best Way to Cook Frozen French Fries

By Elizabeth Arnold

To create crispy frozen French fries without having to cook them in a deep fryer, toss them with oil prior to oven-baking them. Simply placing the French fries into a preheated oven may be easier and less messy than using a pot or deep fryer filled with hot oil. The oil coating will give the French fries a golden appearance and a crispy texture without saturating them with grease and extra fat.

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Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Step 2

Place a piece of foil over a metal baking sheet.

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Step 3

Spray the fries in a bag evenly with an olive oil-based cooking spray, which will give them a crispier texture. Shake the bag to coat all of the fries with the oil. Omit this step if you prefer softer, less-crispy fries.

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Step 4

Spread the fries out on the foil-covered baking sheet in single layer. Cover the entire sheet with fries without overlapping any. Sprinkle the fries with any seasoning to taste.

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Step 5

Bake the fries for 15 to 20 minutes or until they are golden brown.