Baked Potato Slices and Wedges – Healthier Alternative to Fries

baked French fries recipe


  • 2½ kg potatoes (sliced, cut into wedges, strips like fries or halved if baby potatoes)
  • 3 tbs Carotino or olive oil (Carotino will give potatoes nice colour)
  • sea salt
  • other spices such as cracked pepper, garlic powder, thyme, dill, smoked paprika – optional

home made fries recipe


  1. Mix potatoes with oil, season with salt and optionally other spices.
  2. Bake in the oven preheated to 180°C (356°F), stirring from time to time, until golden brown.
  3. You can turn on grill option towards the end to make them more crunchy.

Serves 4-6 people as a side dish.


Taste good in Fries Supreme with some Cheesy Chive Sauce.

Your thoughts…

  1. Hi Margot, it’s great to be back and viewing your blog once again. You have lots of great treats here for me to ctach up on :D Hmmmm I just adore baked potato slices and will have remember about using Carotino oil…

    Rosie x

  2. Sounds superbly simple. Maybe I’ll try it with sweet potatoes. You’d want to put the slices in one layer, right?

  3. Thank you for the comments.

    Rosie – I’m glad to see you back online, I hope you are feeling much better now! :)

    Olga – not really, you can put them on the tray any how… just stir few times during baking. I tired also with sweet potatoes before, you can take a look at it here:

  4. Delicious, we always prepared in this way, but use canola oil.

  5. I prepare potatoes like this a lot, they’re great as you can add lots of different flavours too such as Cajun spice or herbs.

  6. Dear Margot, I just love your potato wedges, which I’ve made a few times. A tip I stole from Jamie Oliver was to par-boil the wedges for 6 minutes, letting them steam off to dryness in a colander, before popping them into the oven – the extra prep ensures a lovely fluffy centre and the outside crisps to perfection in about 30 minutes. My oil of choice is local rapeseed oil, aka canola oil – it grows all around us here in Norfolk! Even if low in Vitamin A, potatoes give us a nice dose of Vitamin C. These wedges beat ‘fries’ for flavour every time and I use cajun spice mix, e.g. H&B, to ring the changes sometimes. All the best, Keith.

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