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I know it is hard to believe that these fries are crispy without being fried. I promise you that they are! The spice, the crunch, and the delicious toppings make for an amazing side dish without the unnecessary extra calories.

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Loaded, Spicy, Crispy Oven Baked Fries

The Fries:

  • 6 potatoes, scrubbed well
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

The Toppings:

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked crispy then crumbled
  • 3 or 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Sour cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice each potato horizontally then slice into fries no thicker than 1/4 inch thick. Add them to a bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. On two parchment paper lined baking sheets, lay out the potatoes in a single layer, making sure none of them touch. Bake for 30 minutes. While they are baking, in a small bowl, combine the spices. When 30 minutes is up, remove and turn up the oven to 425 degrees. Pour the fries into a large bowl and toss with the spice combo. Place baking racks on each baking sheet, spray with cooking spray, and lay out the potatoes in a single layer again. Bake for 10 to 15 more minutes or until crispy.

Remove the potatoes from the oven and spread out on a large plate or serving platter. Top with the cheddar cheese, bacon crumbles, sliced green onions, and sour cream. Serves 4.