Baked Seasoned Fries are quick and easy to make. No frying in oil. Baked in the oven. Crispy outside and tender inside.
This side dish pairs well with burgers, hotdogs and Smack-a-licious Chili.
Baked Seasoned Fries are also good slathered with melted cheddar cheese or Parmesan cheese.
Quick and easy to make.
Editor’s Note (January 9, 2021): Added four new photos. Updated recipe by adding cheddar cheese as an optional ingredient. Updated instructions.
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Most “busy cooks” keep products in the fridge or pantry that can be whipped up quickly and taste good. These products come in handy on busy days when we need to get dinner on the table without a lot of fuss.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE homemade from scratch food. However, I’m a busy recipe developer, food blogger who also provides assistance to my precious aunt who has severe rheumatoid arthritis (twisted hands and feet). She can still take good care of herself, I just assist when she asks.
My aunt is a very strong person. She doesn’t depend on others (as she likes to tell me).
With that being said, I usually have a bag of frozen seasoned fries in the freezer. They’re quick and easy to prepare. My aunt and I love them!
They’re best when baked in the oven on an ungreased cookie sheet. They get crisp on a dark pan. Fries are less crispy when baked in a white bottomed baking dish.
For best results, decide how much you will need to avoid refrigerating leftovers.
Delicious snack. Also pairs well with burgers, hotdogs, Smack-a-licious Chili and sandwiches.
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Baked Seasoned Fries
- 1 package (28 oz) crispy frenched fried seasoned potatoes Keep frozen until ready to bake.
- salt and black pepper (optional) Taste baked fries before adding additional seasoning.
- shredded cheddar cheese, optional
- grated parmesan cheese (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Spread frozen fries in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. A dark pan will produce crispy fries. A white bottomed baking dish will produce softer fries. I use a pizza pan.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until desired crispness.
- Remove fries from oven. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese OR grated Parmesan cheese.
- Turn oven off.
- Return fries to HOT oven for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cheese will melt while oven is turned off.
- Serve hot.
- NOTE: Place leftovers in a tightly sealed container. Refrigerate. Reheat in preheated 400 degree oven. Please taste will be slightly different from fresh baked fries.