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A healthier way to make a favorite side dish. These Oven Baked OLD BAY® French Fries require no frying and are perfectly seasoned with the flavors of OLD BAY®.

Oven Baked OLD BAY® French Fries

Ok, confession to make, I had never heard of OLD BAY® let alone eaten a crab cake until eight years ago when I moved from Ohio down to Southern MD.  I remember gathering a few groceries at the store and noticing ‘crab flavored’ potato chips, huh!  And then a week later attending an all you can eat crab festival where the crabs just lay in the middle of the table and everyone picks away.  I thought to myself, wow Maryland sure does love their crabs.

But now I can honestly say I look forward to a nice summer night with crabs, beer, and the flavors of OLD BAY®.   This seasoning can be used for so much more than just crabs or seafood.  One of my favorite ways to use OLD BAY® is by making Oven Baked French Fries.

OLD BAY® French Fries

These Oven Baked OLD BAY® Fries are so easy to make and the OLD BAY® seasoning adds such a great flavor to the potatoes.  They make the perfect side dish, you can pair them with any meal; burgers, hot dogs, chicken, or crabs.

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You only need three ingredients to make these oven baked fries; potatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and OLD BAY® Seasoning.  Start by cutting the potatoes in fries, I like mine smaller and crispy so I cut them to 1/4 inch thick.  I then throw all the fries into a large bowl and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil per potato.  Then sprinkle and toss fries with 1 teaspoon OLD BAY® Seasoning per potato.

I line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and spread fries out so they aren’t touching.  Then bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes, then I flip the fries, add a little sprinkle of more OLD BAY® and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.  All oven times vary though, I feel like mine take on the longer side and I like them extra crispy.  And if you’re looking for more roasted vegetable tips you can some here in this post. 

Oven Baked OLD BAY French Fries

Once the fries are cooked I let them sit on the pan for five minutes before tossing into a large bowl for serving.

OLD BAY French Fries

Last Friday the hubs and I came home from spending the day reading and relaxing by the pool.  We then cooled off with a beer and make these OLD BAY® Oven Baked Fries and grilled OLD BAY® wings and I served both with some roasted brussels sprouts for a veggie.  It was the perfect way to spend a Summer night.

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Oven Baked OLD BAY® French Fries

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A healthier way to make a favorite side dish. These Oven Baked OLD BAY® French Fries require no frying and are perfectly seasoned with the flavors of OLD BAY®.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 white potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons OLD BAY® Seasoning
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Wash each potato. Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Then lay each side half cut-side down and slice lengthwise again into ¼ inch slices. Cut each slice lengthwise again into ¼ inch fries.
  3. Place cut fries into a large bowl and pour extra virgin olive oil and OLD BAY® Seasoning onto fries. Toss in the bowl to combine.
  4. Layer fries on the prepared baking sheets so they are spread out and not touching.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, then flip fries and sprinkle with more OLD BAY® if desired and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  6. When you pull the fries out of the oven, let them rest 5 minutes before serving.

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6 Comments on Oven Baked OLD BAY® French Fries

  1. Rachel
    July 30, 2018 at 8:14 pm (2 months ago)

    Yum!! I never thought to season french fries with Old Bay, but I’m definitely going to need to try that out.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 31, 2018 at 2:02 pm (2 months ago)

      You must give it a try Rachel and let me know what you think! What else do you use OLD BAY on?

      Reply
  2. Samatha
    July 31, 2018 at 2:41 pm (2 months ago)

    Even though I’ve grown up in MD, I honestly hate Old Bay and crabs! I guess its because my whole family is From New York and I was the only one born here! But I have to say your recipe does look delicious!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 31, 2018 at 5:55 pm (2 months ago)

      Aw really Samantha. Crabs took me awhile to get used to, but now I love them. Well we’ll have to think of something else that’s home to MD that you enjoy 😉

      Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 31, 2018 at 7:53 pm (2 months ago)

      Right! I’d take them over the oily fried ones any day!

      Reply

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