Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Spicy oven fries that are a snap to make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, then cut into 1/4-inch-thick slabs. Cut slabs lengthwise into strips, gently pat strips dry with paper toweling and place on a greased foil-lined baking sheet (you may need 2 baking sheets).
  3. In a small bowl, combine oil, chile powder, sugar, garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Pour mixture over the potatoes, and gently toss to combine using your hands.
  5. Bake about 30 minutes until tender and golden brown, carefully turning once halfway through.
Most Helpful

These were great. I diced them and served them alongside bacon, date and manchego quesadillas. They're sweet (almost reminds me of eating a sweet potato!) but not overly so. I did find I had to add more salt than suggested to cut the sweetness, so I may use less sugar next time. Just a personal preference.

EmilyStrikesAgain February 18, 2014

Simple & the instructions were spot on. The flavor was slightly sweet & nicely spicy! I served with a chipolte & cilantro aoili for dipping. Made in memory of Janice.

Susie D October 25, 2010

Excellent flavor - we really enjoyed these fries. I didn't use any oil. After cutting the fries I placed them in a bowl of cold wter. Just before baking I lightly dabbed them with a paper towel and sprinkled on the mixed spices -It adheres well with the dampness of the potato. Thanks for posting

Bergy July 26, 2009