Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Papas Fritas from Steven Raichlen's Healthy Latin Cooking. I have made these a lot! They are so good. Soaking in the water makes the texture of these perfect and the paprika gives them good coloring. The taste fried, but they are much more healthy. I use a cookie-sheet covered in foil and sprayed with pam. The key is to flip/ stir after 10 minutes or they will stick. If your potatoes are small, use four.


  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Cut potatoes into fries.
  3. Place the potatoes in a medium bowl and cover with cold water. Let soak for 10 minutes. Drain well and blot dry with paper towels.
  4. In a nonstick roasting pan (or cookie sheet), toss together the potatoes, oil, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika and cumin.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Most Helpful

As did another reviewer, I used garlic powder instead of fresh garlic. I lined my baking sheet with parchment paper and mixed the oil and seasonings with the potatoes in a bowl rather than directly in the pan. These oven fries are very good. Everyone enjoyed them. Made for Spring 2010 PAC

Dreamer in Ontario April 20, 2010

These were delicious. I was short for time so I followed the advice of other reviewers and substituted powdered garlic for the fresh. Remember to shake and stir the pan to keep the potatoes from sticking. The seasoning would taste great with many other vegetables too.

Soledad April 22, 2014

Made these for dinner tonight to serve along side some hotdogs. These are quite easy to make and very tasty. I didn't realize that I was out of fresh garlic, so I used another reviewers suggestion and subbed with garlic powder. It worked just fine, although I will try this again using fresh garlic. I love being able to enjoy fries without the mess of deep frying. Thanks for posting. (Made for PAC 2014)

rosie316 April 20, 2014