Crispy Oven-Fried Potatoes

Crispy oven fried baked potatoes

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  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
290 Calories
9g Fat
49g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 290
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 6g
Calcium 79mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

It's hard to believe these crispy potatoes came out of the oven. The potatoes are cubed and oven-fried to golden perfection with some garlic and chunks of onion. Due to the high temperature, the surface of the potatoes comes out golden brown and crispy.

The potatoes are not only easy to prepare, but they also won't leave grease spatters all over your stovetop, and cleanup is a breeze. Line the baking pan with foil for an even easier cleanup. To cut back on fat, spray the pan or foil with nonstick cooking oil spray, and reduce the olive oil and butter by half.

The recipe calls for higher starch baking potatoes, but feel free to use red-skinned potatoes, Yukon Gold, fingerlings, or other kinds of potatoes. Purple potatoes (all or part) can add extra color to the dish and make it more attractive.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 pounds baking potatoes (russets or Idahos)
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (minced)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Position the rack in the lower part of the oven. Preheat the oven to 450 F.

    Ingredients for oven fried potatoes
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  2. Combine the oil and butter in a large rimmed baking pan. Place it in the oven until the butter has melted.

    Oil and butter in baking pan
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  3. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1 inch cubes or small wedges.

    Peeled and cut potatoes
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  4. Peel the onion and cut it in half. Cut each half into four chunks.

    Sliced onion on a cutting board
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  5. Mince the garlic.

    Minced garlic on a cutting board
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  6. Arrange the potatoes, onion chunks, and garlic in the pan, and stir lightly to coat with the butter and oil.

    Onion and potatoes in a pan
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  7. Roast the potatoes in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until golden brown and crispy. Stir occasionally.

    Roasted potatoes
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  8. Sprinkle with salt and pepper as desired.

    spinkle with salt and pepper
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  9. Toss the potatoes with the minced parsley just before serving. Serve as a side for your choice of protein and enjoy!

    Crispy roasted potatoes with parsley
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