Crispy Baked French Fries (Oil-Free)

Crispy Baked French Fries


French fries are typically deep fried in vegetable oil and are harmful to your health. With my new recipe for crispy baked french fries, you can eat fries without the guilt! These are totally oil-free, vegan, and baked to a crisp perfection. You will be hooked on these.

I am SO thankful that I have officially mastered the culinary art of oil-free fries. Now I get to share this amazing recipe with all of you.

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Here is part of my secret…soak the fries in ice cold water for 10 minutes prior to baking. While the oven preheats just throw the cut up potatoes in ice cold water and this makes such a difference! SCORE!

Crispy Baked French Fries: aka best fries ever!

Make sure your fries are not overcrowding on the baking sheet, leave a little room – this allows for extra crispiness!

I dipped my fries in Organicville ketchup – it is sweetened with agave which is definitely better than buying ketchup sweetened with high fructose corn syrup. However, you can dip your fries in whatever sauce you like – or have them plain as they’re great on their own.

My boyfriend gobbled these up, I had to tell him to slow down to make sure I got some too. We barely even made it through this photoshoot because we were eating the fries as we took pictures (lol!).

Crispy Baked French Fries (Oil-Free)

What could be better than a pile of fries?! Tell me in the comments what your fave kind of fries are..thick? skinny? with skin? without? I want to know! Also, quick note..if you ever have any recipe requests, I am open to suggestions.

Mention your requests in the comments.

Crispy Baked French Fries (Oil-Free)

Parchment paper is your best friend when it comes to oil-free baking.

Use parchment to avoid greasing a baking sheet. Isn’t this such a neat trick?!

Why oil-free? Oil is highly refined and is very high in fat.

You are better off eating a whole fat source instead of a refined fat source. Aka eat the olive not olive oil, eat sesame seeds instead of sesame oil, etc. Make sense?

Crispy Baked French Fries (Oil-Free)

Are you drooling yet?

Crispy Baked French Fries (Oil-Free)

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Crispy Baked French Fries (Oil-Free)

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Crispy Baked French Fries (Oil-Free)

Crispy Baked French Fries (Oil-Free)

Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, these crispy baked french fries are seasoned to perfection and completely oil-free. WFPB friendly, gluten-free, guilt-free and beyond delish. Done in 30 minutes. 
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 30 minutes
total time 45 minutes

the ingredients

  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • garlic to taste
  • bowl of ice water


  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut up your potatoes and while oven is preheating, soak them ice water for 10 minutes. Drain water, pat dry, then add onto baking sheet. 
  • After lining your fries on the baking sheet, sprinkle on the spices. 
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. (time varies depending on oven)
  • Serve + enjoy! 

In good health,


Danielle Brown

Hi! I’m Danielle Brown, the face behind HealthyGirl Kitchen! I share easy, approachable plant-based recipes that are not only healthy but taste amazing. Follow me on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook for free vegan meal ideas, recipes and healthygirl tips.

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  1. Kylie says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing vegan recipe! I have been looking for great recipes and alternatives to oily foods since going vegan.5 stars

  2. Ian Mckay says:

    Very nice5 stars

  3. Katrina White says:

    Perfect fries5 stars

  4. Tony Chen says:

    Thanks so much for the recipe Danielle! Too much oil is not really good for health. I’ve been trying to make French fries, but I couldn’t find the right recipe. This is a really healthy alternative 🙂5 stars

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      I am so glad you made them and liked them. Nothing like some good ol’ crispy fries (that are also healthy!)

  5. Hannah Faith Reynolds says:

    Looks so tasty! I have been looking for a way to do this and cut out the harmful toxins that come with cooking with excess oil in our food. I love fries so seeing that crispy is still possible without all the added oil is amazing!! I am wondering if this technique works well with sweet potatoes? Thanks for letting me know, again so neat 🙂

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      They don’t get as crispy with sweet potatoes!

  6. Werner says:

    Can you explain the physics of soaking them in ice water? Why would that make a difference?

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      Soaking them rinses off some of the starch which then makes them crispier!

  7. Karen says:

    I’ve always made my oven fries with a generous amount of olive oil because I never believed that oil free fries were tasty. But I was wrong because these were fantastic! I cut them up really thin because I love the crispiness! Thank you so much for sharing this method!5 stars

  8. Tanya B. says:

    Thank you so much for this delicious recipe!! I have just started on my Vegan journey and love fries and have to cook oil free. I have failed so many times trying to get my fries to taste like fries! I followed your recipe and it came out so delicious! Thank you and I look forward to following your other recipes!5 stars

  9. Michelle says:

    Recently started oil free diet to help reverse heart disease. I’m so thankful for your recipies….going to make fries tomorrow! Happy Thanks Giving..

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      OMG SO GLAD!

  10. Cezary says:

    Sounds like a great recipe- I’m planning on implementing it tonight but I have one question. Oven temperature at 475 F? Is that a typo? That’s extremely hot! Isn’t this supposed to be 375? 400 max? Please let me know ASAP. Thanks.


  11. Excellent says:

    This is the only method that works for me5 stars

  12. Excellent says:

    Outstanding. Really crispy! It was fabulous with russets. Im trying it tonight with sweet potato and purple potato! Thanks for the water bowl; it makes all the difference. 🙂

  13. geraldine klimaszewski says:

    will this recipe work with sweet potatoes? Love everything you make !!!

    1. Danielle Brown says:

      Yes! Might not be AS crispy but you can definitely can do it.

  14. Lydia says:

    Before using parchment paper in a 475 degree oven, be sure to check the parchment paper container as most are only for up 425 degrees and some may be 450 degrees. I just baked at 475 degrees for a longer time.5 stars