Crispy Baked Garlic Fries on a baking sheet with a bowl of ketchup
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Crispy Baked Garlic Matchstick Fries

The crispiest baked french fries ever! No soaking or frying involved, just cut into matchsticks and bake! Just 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to crispy, garlic french fries!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? Best when fresh.


  • 3-4 medium russet potatoes (scrubbed clean and dried)
  • 1/4 cup olive or avocado oil
  • 1 pinch each sea salt + black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary (optional // roughly chopped)


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees (232 C).
  2. Chop potatoes into matchsticks by halving, halving once more, then cutting into wedges and then strips.
  3. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper (updated from foil, which sticks more) and generously spray with nonstick spray.
  4. Add fries plus a generous drizzle of oil and sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss to coat.
  5. Arrange fries a single layer making sure they aren’t touching too much. This will help them crisp up and cook evenly.
  6. Bake for 25-35 minutes, tossing/flipping at least once to ensure even baking.
  7. In the last 10 minutes of cooking, heat a small saucepan over medium heat and add 1-2 Tbsp olive oil (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) and the minced garlic. Sauté, stirring frequently, until just slightly brown to wake up the flavor.

  8. Remove from heat and set aside.
  9. When the fries are finished, remove from oven, sprinkle again with sea salt, and spoon the warm garlic on top. Toss to coat and serve immediately as is or with Whiskey BBQ Ketchup.
  10. You can also add more flavor by tossing the fries once more with the rosemary.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 4)