Crispy Cheddar Baked Fries are fresh cut wedged red potatoes tossed with cheddar cheese and seasoned bread crumbs. Home baked fries that are cheesy and crunchy on the outside and steamy soft on the inside.
How about some baked fries, my friends!
Last year, I shared with you one of my other favorite ways to make baked fries, with Parmesan.
So today, I’m sharing with you how to make these super easy Crispy Cheddar Baked Fries!
I know, the great thing about baked fries is the fact they aren’t fried in all that grease and calories, right?
My personal reason for always popping out baked fries from the oven is … it’s easy!
No need to get out the fryer, or heat up any oil.
With these fries, just wash and cut the taters. Drizzle on a little olive oil. Sprinkle on cheddar cheese (or your favorite kind of cheese) and a seasoned bread crumb mixture.
Boom. That’s it.
- 6 medium red potatoes, scrubbed. Leave skin on and cut off the bad parts.
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
- 3/4 cup your favorite grated cheese. I used medium cheddar.
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup BBQ sauce, your favorite kind. (Or use ketchup.)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut potatoes into wedges.
- Put into a large bowl (or large baggie).
- Pour the olive oil, Panko bread crumbs, grated cheese, and seasonings onto the potatoes.
- Stir (or shake in baggie) until all wedges are coated.
- Lay on covered baking sheet with aluminum foil (dull side up) or parchment paper. (I used a stone.)
- Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
- Cool for a few minutes before serving.
- To make dipping sauce, stir the mayonnaise until all the lumps are gone. Add the BBQ sauce (or ketchup) and stir. Enjoy!
- Makes 4 servings.
Baking these home cut fries in the oven for 30 minutes will make them just as crispy as if they were fried in the fryer.
While these are in the oven, you could whip up an easy dipping sauce.
Also know as fry sauce.
Growing up here in Idaho/Utah area, we have always had fry sauce with our french fries.
In fact, my first trip out to Arkansas with the boys many years ago (before bloggers and Pinterest), we asked for fry sauce at the drive up window. The lady’s face was priceless. I had confused her so terribly. But, then the look on my face was just as confused! How does she NOT know what fry sauce is?
That moment, feeling the boys and I were the only ones in Arkansas that has had the experience of the simplicity of ketchup and mayo joining together as a fry sauce, was sad.
Blew. My. Mind.
There’s a lot of different versions of making this kind of fry sauce. But remember, I like it simple… so I keep it simple.
Instead of using ketchup, I love to use BBQ sauce for this fry sauce.
It’s very just as easy as getting the fries ready to bake. After stirring the mayonnaise in a small mixing bowl (say bye-bye lumps), add BBQ sauce. As little or as much as you want.
Dip these Crispy Cheddar Baked Fries in the BBQ fry sauce and your taste buds will be doing a little dance!
If you love dipping your fries in sauce as much as I do, here is another one for the spicy side in you! Pepper Jack Dipping Sauce… it’s a little on the naughty side. But, you’ll know what I mean when you have some!
Enjoy, my friends!
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