Yes, you can make crispy seasoned baked French fries at home without deep-frying in vegetable oil.
Scrub potatoes, peel if desired, and slice into 1/2-inch strips.
Place potatoes into a bowl and cover with cold water. Let the potatoes soak for at least 15 minutes to extract some of the starch.
Drain potatoes, rinse, and dry well with a kitchen towel.
Add the potatoes to the large bowl and toss to mix with the seasoned oil.
Spread the potatoes out in a single layer on two baking sheets. Bake in a preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, until crispy. Turn once during baking so the fries brown evenly. Begin watching them at the 30-minute mark, because some potatoes cook faster than others.
Remove from the oven and, add salt to taste, and serve warm with homemade marinara sauce, ketchup, or your favorite dipping sauce.
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