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.
Loaded, Spicy, Crispy Oven Baked 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
- 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.