These lemon pepper russet potato fries are amazingly delicious! Soft on the inside and crispy and crunchy on the outside, this recipe is a favorite. Plus, they’re quick and easy to make, making them the perfect side dish for any meal.

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I’m a huge fan of easy vegetarian recipes so when I tried this side at a restaurant in Vancouver B.C., I knew I had to replicate it.

If you try this lemon pepper fries recipe and love it, you should definitely try some of my other side dish recipes, especially these crispy baked yuca fries and easy air fryer home fries!

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Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the fries:

  • russet potatoes
  • lemon pepper
  • salt
  • olive oil or ghee 
  • flaky salt to garnish

See recipe card below for exact quantities needed.

Finding the Right Seasoning

Here are a few alternative seasonings I’ve tried and enjoyed if you can’t this exact kind it at your local grocery store:

If you’ve got a spice shop or grocery store nearby, definitely skip the wasteful online purchase and go grab it there.

Ghee isn’t exactly a pantry staple for everyone either so I totally get if you opt for olive oil on this one.

However, with ghee’s high smoke point and magical vegetable cooking abilities, it’s definitely a great option if you can find it.

How to Make Them

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Best Potatoes for Oven Baked Fries

While I’ve definitely made my fair share of oven baked fries using Yukon gold potatoes, I’m here to tell you that russet potatoes are the way to go.

Pretty much any fry will turn out delicious when it’s made in a deep fryer. But when it comes to baking them in the oven, the length and overall durability of a russet potato is unbeatable.

Happy fry-ing!

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Favorite Baked Lemon Pepper Fries

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  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 23 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These lemon pepper russet potato fries are amazingly delicious! Soft on the inside and crispy and crunchy on the outside, this is a recipe favorite. Plus, they’re quick and easy to make, making them the perfect side dish for any meal. 


Ingredients

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  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp lemon pepper
  • ½ tsp salt (omit if your lemon pepper has salt)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or ghee 
  • flaky salt to garnish


Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Slice your potatoes into thin, evenly cut strips. Season generously with lemon pepper, salt, and oil. 
  2. Arrange fries directly on a sheet pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Garnish with flaky salt and serve with ketchup!