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Spicy Oven Fries

Russet potatoes crisp up best, due to their starch level, so use those them you can. Also - it can be worth testing your cayenne pepper to see how spicy it is. Cayenne peppers can vary greatly and it would be a shame to make fries too spicy to enjoy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Servings 6


  • 2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 5 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Slice the potatoes into ¼” sticks.
  • Combine the spice ingredients in a jar. Shake to combine.
  • Drizzle the potato wedges with olive oil and season generously with the spice mixture to your liking (I use around ¼ cup).
  • Use your hands to evenly coat the potatoes in the oil and spice.
  • Divide the seasoned potatoes onto 2 rimmed baking trays in a single layer. Bake for 20 minutes before carefully turning the potatoes over and baking for an additional 20 minutes or until the fries are very colored and crispy.
  • Season to taste with salt. Serve with a bowl of creme fraiche or ketchup.
Keyword Potato, Potatoes