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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®.
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.
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.
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.
Once the fries are cooked I let them sit on the pan for five minutes before tossing into a large bowl for serving.
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.
PIN for Later:
- 3 white potatoes
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 teaspoons OLD BAY® Seasoning
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Wash each potato. Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Then lay each side half cut-side down and slice lengthwise again into 1/4 inch slices. Cut each slice lengthwise again into 1/4 inch fries.
- 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.
- Layer fries on the prepared baking sheets so they are spread out and not touching.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, then flip fries and sprinkle with more OLD BAY® if desired and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.
- When you pull the fries out of the oven, let them rest 5 minutes before serving.
Old Bay Our Way Contest
This Summer OLD BAY® wants to see how Baltimore and DC are doing #OldBayOurWay. The contest is happening all Summer long on Instagram for OLD BAY® fans in Baltimore and DC. All you need to do is upload a photo of your favorite Summer moment with OLD BAY®, use the hashtag #OldBayOurWay for a chance to win a seasons supply of OLD BAY® Seasoning and swag. Good Luck!
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RachelJuly 30, 2018 at 8:14 pm (5 years ago)
Yum!! I never thought to season french fries with Old Bay, but I’m definitely going to need to try that out.
sweetandstrongJuly 31, 2018 at 2:02 pm (5 years ago)
You must give it a try Rachel and let me know what you think! What else do you use OLD BAY on?
SamathaJuly 31, 2018 at 2:41 pm (5 years 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!
sweetandstrongJuly 31, 2018 at 5:55 pm (5 years 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 😉
Kelli at Hungry HobbyJuly 31, 2018 at 6:45 pm (5 years ago)
Oven baked fries are SO good!!!
sweetandstrongJuly 31, 2018 at 7:53 pm (5 years ago)
Right! I’d take them over the oily fried ones any day!
AdrianaJanuary 30, 2019 at 6:28 am (4 years ago)
These look so good! How many pounds of potatoes would you say you used?
sweetandstrongFebruary 4, 2019 at 2:50 pm (4 years ago)
Hi Adriana, they are so very yummy! And I spread the fries out on two large baking sheets. Each sheet fits about 2 potatoes, I’m not sure how many pounds though.