Oven-style Pizza Fries

"I made this up with two of my daughter's favorite foods in mind: french fries and pizza. She took one bite and said "These are good! They taste like pizza!" Exactly what I had in mind."
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Ready In:




  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat lightly with oil.
  • Grind fennel seed, oregano and basil into a powder using a spice mill or mortar and pestle.
  • Wash, peel and slice potatoes into thin french fry shapes.
  • Combine ground spices, tomato paste, garlic powder, salt, sugar and oil in a small bowl until smooth.
  • Place potatoes and seasoning paste in a large ziplock or plastic bag.
  • Using your hands, move the potatoes around in the bag until they are evenly coated with the seasoning paste.
  • Place potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25 minutes at 400°F.
  • Using a spatula, turn potatoes over and sprinkle with parmesan cheese (if using).
  • Bake for 10-20 minutes more or until fries become golden and start to crisp (time may vary with size of fries).
  • Serve with marinara sauce or ketchup, if desired.

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  1. weekend cooker
    These are so GOOD !! It really tasted like pizza. Naturally, my kids were in heaven ! The only adjustment I made was I decreased the salt to 1/2 teaspoon. VERY GOOD comfort food, or a snack for the game. Made for Holiday Tag. EXCELLENT RECIPE !
  2. LUv 2 BaKE
    This is a great oven fry recipe. I probably had more potatoes for the spices, but they were still flavorful and tasty. I also decreased the oil a bit. I was leary adding soo much spice to these but in the end it turned out to be the right amount. I am not sure if these taste exactly like pizza but they are darn good anyway!!! Thanks!
  3. Junebug
    This is a quick and easy recipe to get in the oven. It results in a very yummy and different tasting fry. As named, it does indeed taste similar to a pizza. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us Sue!
  4. Amber
    Great flavor! The fries were a little floppy though. Maybe they should have been sliced a bit thinner.
  5. Cheryl K.
    So so. I think the tomato paste has enough natural sugar that the additional sugar was not extra. I oiled the foil well but the fries still stuck. When I flipped them, they only needed a few more minutes. Maybe my idea of a hand cut fry size and yours is different. Served them with Italian beef sandwiches and people ate them, but they weren't any big deal. Probably won't make them again


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