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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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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Place a piece of foil over a metal baking sheet.

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

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Elizabeth Arnold has written for a wide variety of publications and websites. Her experience includes writing travel features for "Recommend" magazine and packaging marketing copy for both Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros. consumer products. Recently, Arnold was a staff writer for "Special Events" magazine. Arnold studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.