If you LOVE French fries as much as I do, you will love these crispy baked French fries recipe. Each crispy bite will taste incredible. Dip them in this curry dipping sauce for a fun side dish or appetizer!

Okay, I have a confession to make. I am a French fry addict. This is hard because it can be so hard to find safe French Fries. How many times have you gone to a restaurant, only to find out their fryer is shared? A shared fryer means gluten foods are fried in the same fryer as gluten free food. That is super bad if you are sensitive to gluten like me.

What is a poor French fry-loving person to do? Make your own oven fries! It is so easy to get crispy, delicious perfect French fries baked in your oven.

French fries are not just for a side dish anymore. French fried potatoes make incredible appetizers. Just serve some up for your next party. I bet the whole bowl of French fries gets eaten first!

Why This Recipe Is Great:

  1. I share my best secret for crispy baked fries.
  2. The curry mayo dipping sauce is amazing with the fries.
  3. This is an easy appetizer to make, and it tastes as if you ordered it from a restaurant!
  4. Baked fries have a lot less fat than fried!

Grab a fry or ten and enjoy this crispy gluten free side dish recipe anytime!

Tips For Sucess:

  • The secret is to soak your cut potatoes in ice-cold water for 20 minutes. This helps the potatoes retain their color, but it also helps remove some of the potato starch as well so you get crispier baked fries.
  • You can peel the potatoes or leave the peels on.
  • Use a special vegetable mandolin to cut the fries really quickly. This is a huge time saver!
  • If you are short on time, make these Air Fryer Fries to enjoy with this curry dip!
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Recipe Step-By-Step Directions:

Step 1: Wash the potatoes with a potato brush. This brush is really helpful in cleaning the bumpy surface of russet potatoes.

Step 2: Place the potatoes onto a cutting board and use a sharp knife to slice them into rectangular fries.

Step 3: Fill a large bowl with ice water and put the potatoes into the bowl. Soak the potatoes for 15 minutes. This will help remove starches so the fries bake crispier.

Raw potatoes cut lengthwise in a bowl.

Step 4: Preheat the oven to 425º F. After soaking the potatoes, pat them dry with a paper towel. Put back in the bowl and toss the potatoes with avocado or olive oil.

Raw potato wedges lined up on a baking sheet.

Step 5: Place a piece of parchment paper down on a cookie sheet. Next, lay out the fries so they do not touch one another.

Step 6: Bake the fries for 10 minutes. Flip the fries over and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Enjoy these hot with my curry mayo for fries.

To Make the Curry Dipping Sauce:

Curry dipping sauce ingredients in a bowl.

Add the mayo, curry powder, salt, and lime juice to a small mixing bowl. Use a wire whisk to whip the curry fries sauce until it is creamy.

Blended curry dipping sauce in a bowl with a spoon in it.

Here is the curry dipping sauce all mixed up. It is not only a great dipping sauce, but you can use it on burgers and sandwiches, too!

Close up of a French fry dipped in the curry sauce.

Recipe FAQ:

What kind of potato is best for french fries?

The best potatoes for making French fries are russet potatoes. These potatoes tend to be drier, absorbing less oil and coming out crispier. Other potatoes will work, but try to stick with the waxier dry potato varieties.

How do you store baked fries?

Store baked fries in an airtight container for up to 4 days. You will need to re-crisp them in the oven or air fryer.

If you are a fries fan like me, you will also want to try this Salt and Pepper Chips recipe.

Squeezing a fresh lime over the baked oven fries.

More Gluten Free Potato Recipes to Try:

Oven Baked French Fries with Curry Dipping Sauce

Sandi Gaertner
This is an easy recipe for crispy baked fries with a curry dipping sauce.
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5 from 11 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes, Gluten Free Side Dish Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 301 kcal

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  • 3-4 large russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup mayonaise
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon lime juice
  • additional lime for garnish
  • optional fresh cilantro


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Wash the russet potatoes and cut into French fries.
  • Put the cut raw fries into a large bowl of ice water. Soak for 20 minutes.
  • Carefully pour out water and pat fries down with a paper towel to dry. (Dry the bowl too.)
  • Add fries back to the bowl. Add oil and mix well.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Line up the fries so that none are touching each other. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the fries brown. Flip them over halfway through baking.
  • While the fries are baking, add all dip ingredients to the bowl and mix.
  • When the fries come out of the oven, drizzle with lime juice and chopped cilantro (optional).


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 301kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 184mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2g
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  1. I don’t think I have ever had a curry dipping sauce with my fries! And we loved baked french fries at our house

    1. Our family loves fries too. We have been trying different dips to try to add some variety :-). I have one child who will still only use ketchup.

  2. 5 stars
    I love how crispy these baked fries look. Love that dipping sauce too. So you also have to watch malt vinegar that might be listed in some mayonnaise as well if you want to stay gluten-free. I know it is so difficult eating out… Wishing you a super weekend.

    1. Thanks for the heads up on the mayo…so far I have found the organic brands don’t have malt vinegar 🙂