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Tips to Make Perfect, Crispy, Oven-Baked Fries

Jun 27, 2023

Tips to Make Perfect, Crispy, Oven-Baked Fries

Whether you have kids at home or simply just want to eliminate cooking with oil, Simplot makes healthy, oil-free fries possible with our Ovenable Fries range. To make a batch of perfectly crispy fries that you and your family love, follow these tips and say goodbye to chewy exterior!

Preheat your oven

Don’t skip this crucial step, keep the oven door shut as much as possible to reach cooking temperature faster. 

Use a perforated sheet tray

Hot air can circulate more easily among the fries, increasing crispiness all around.

Do not thaw your fries

Trust us, ‘cutting cook time’ isn’t worth the batch of soggy fries you’ll get in the end. Keep your fries frozen until you’re ready to cook them. 

Don’t overfill your baking tray and rack

Frozen fries are full of water so you definitely don’t want too much steam in the oven which makes your fries soggy and limpy. Too many trays on the oven racks decrease airflow essential for crispiness, too!

Avoid using deep baking trays

Deeper trays disables the steam to disperse faster, so use shallow ones instead for better hot air circulation. 

Another tip or step often overlooked when it comes to baking fries is to only use fries designed specifically for baking. Using non-ovenable ones may not result in those hot, crispy fries. Explore our ovenable range here.