Baked Pomme Frites

Pomme Frites are the original French way of cooking what Americans term as French Fries. This is an easy recipe and by eliminating the frying cooking method, you’ll have a healthier fry!

Pomme Frites - The original French Fry. Make them healthy and crispy by baking in the oven.

French fry, chips, crinkles – whatever you call them, Pomme Frites are the original name of everyone’s favorite side item. Can you imagine a burger with out a crispy fry?? I sure can’t. Thank goodness for the French. ;)

Pomme Frites - The original French Fry. Make them healthy and crispy by baking in the oven.

Most pomme frites are fried and dipped in an aoli or mayo. They taste great but not so friendly on the waist line. There is a way to make pomme frites healthy and not lose the flavor & crisp texture.

Pomme Frites - The original French Fry. Make them healthy and crispy by baking in the oven.

What’s my secret?? A few things…. I like to soak potatoes in water after slicing them for atleast 10 minutes. It brings out the starch. Bake frites on a cooling rack coated in cooking spray. All sides will get browned and crispy! Also, bake at a high heat. 450 degrees for 25 minutes will do the trick if your frites are cut evenly.  Seasoning the frites before baking will give them a great flavor! I like to use fresh thyme and garlic salt, but feel free to use any seasoning combo you might like!

Pomme Frites - The original French Fry. Make them healthy and crispy by baking in the oven.
Baked Pomme Frites are a crispy on the outsides and soft on the inside — just like what you would get at your favorite restaurant… but with out all of the calories! This easy recipe is figure friendly and will satisfy your fry frites craving. :)

Baked Pomme Frites


  • 1 Yukon gold potato, cut into 3/8 inch sticks (use a mandolin if you have one.)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauces


  1. Set oven to 400 degrees. Soak sliced potatoes in a bowl of cold water for atleast 10 minutes. Drain and try to remove excess water.
  2. Place cut potatoes in a ziplock bag with the oil, thyme and garlic salt. Shake until well coated.
  3. On a foil lined baking sheet, place a cooling rack on top. Spray it with cooking spray. Put the sliced potatoes on the rack and make sure none of the potatoes are overlapping. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are browned.
  4. When ready to serve, sprinkle chives over frites. Recipe will serve 2 people.
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Recipe is from Cooking Light.

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8 Responses

  1. Heather @ French Press says

    they look perfect! ooh la la
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  2. Amy | Club Narwhal says

    Meghan, these look like paradise in potato form! My husband fancies himself a French fry expert and always presoaks before frying or baking. I think it makes a world of difference. Can’t wait to try these!
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  3. Elie @ OrganizerByDay says

    Those look amazing! I’m all about baking instead of frying. Must try! Thanks for sharing.
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    • Meghan Early Swint says

      I love fries and never giving them up! Baking them saves us some calories. :)

  4. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says

    I love pomme frites! I can’t resist the garlic aioli that is often accompanied but maybe I should just stick to garlic salt!
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  5. Marcie Peterson says

    Yum I am going to make these thanks for sharing!


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