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Lemon Herb French Fries

These simple Lemon Herb French Fries make delicious healthy baked French fries. This recipe is a perfect side dish to burgers, sandwiches, or steaks.

If you love homemade French fries as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like my Garlic Lemon Sweet Potato Fries, Lemon Rosemary French Fries, or my Chinese Five Spice Garlic French Fries.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

You will love this recipe for healthy baked French fries! Homemade French fries are so fun and so easy! They make an easy and delicious side dish to burgers, hot dogs, or sandwiches.

I use extra virgin olive oil for healthy baked French fries along with a mix of oregano, thyme, parsley, dill, and lemon juice for these Lemon Herb French Fries. They’re topped with flaky sea salt and fresh basil for light and zesty fries that are so good!

I love serving these fries with my Greek Lamb Burgers, Grilled Turkey Burgers, or my Avocado Lettuce Wrap Burgers. These Lemon Herb French Fries make a simple and easy side dish that’s naturally gluten free!

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Ingredients for Lemon Herb French Fries

Organic Russet Potatoes

Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Organic Lemons (or lemon juice)

Frontier Co-Op Organic Oregano

Frontier Co-Op Organic Thyme

Frontier Co-Op Organic Parsley

Frontier Co-Op Organic Dried Dill Weed

Flaky Sea Salt

Organic Fresh Basil

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Tools Needed

Mixing Bowl

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

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How to Make Lemon Herb French Fries

Step 1

Peel and cut the potatoes into ¼-inch thick strips. Place in a large bowl of cold water and soak for 10 to 15 minutes, until the water looks murky.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 3

Drain the potatoes and add the extra virgin olive oil to the potatoes. Add the lemon juice, oregano, thyme, parsley, and dill, and toss to coat completely. Spread evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.

Step 4

Bake for 20 minutes, then remove and flip fries. Bake for another 10 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sea salt and top with fresh basil.

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Tips for Baking Lemon Herb French Fries

• Soaking the potatoes in water allow the starches to release. This helps the fries not burn as easily.

• I peel the potatoes for this recipe, which I rarely ever do! But, with this light lemon herb seasoning, I felt like they were better with peeled potatoes. But you can leave skins on if you want!

• Parchment paper really helps with homemade fries. My favorite nontoxic parchment paper is from Kana, and you can use code MIMIBAKES for a discount!

• Be sure to flip and rotate fries for evening browning and to avoid burning on one side.

• Salt the fries immediately after coming out of the oven, this helps the salt stick.

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FAQ's

Can I use sweet potatoes?

Yes, if you prefer, you can use sweet potatoes! Also, check out my recipe for Garlic Lemon Sweet Potato Fries if you are looking for sweet potato fries.

What can I serve these with?

These healthy baked French fries are a great appetizer all on their own! But, they are also a delicious side dish to burgers like my Greek Lamb Burgers or Smash Burgers.

Why go organic?

You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.

Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Lemon Herb French Fries

Mimi Council
These simple Lemon Herb French Fries make delicious healthy baked French fries. This recipe is a perfect side dish to burgers, sandwiches, or steaks.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Makes 4 servings
Calories 167 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Peel and cut the potatoes into ¼-inch thick strips. Place in a large bowl of cold water and soak for 10 to 15 minutes, until the water looks murky.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Drain the potatoes and add the extra virgin olive oil to the potatoes. Add the lemon juice, oregano, thyme, parsley, and dill, and toss to coat completely. Spread evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then remove and flip fries. Bake for another 10 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sea salt and top with fresh basil.

Notes

High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 720mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 19IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 2mg
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