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Alton Brown's Baked Potato Fries

Baked potatoes are turned into the crispy fries with a soft interior. Alton Brown's recipe. I have listed the instructions in my own words.
Author Alton Brown



  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Clean the skin of your potatoes. Place them into the oven directly on the rack
  • Bake for 45 minutes to an hour or until the potato can be pierced with a fork. 
  • Allow potatoes to cool. Place in the fridge for at least 12 hours. 
  • Heat your oil in a cast iron Dutch oven or other heavy bottom pan to 375 degrees. Use a fry/candy thermometer or infrared thermometer to monitor the temperature.
  • While oil is heating, cut the fries to about ½ inch thickness leaving the skins on. Important to try and keep the fries as uniform size as possible for even cooking.
  • When oil is ready, fry 8-10 fries at a time until golden brown and crispy about 2-3 minutes.
  • Adjust your heat higher and lower to keep the oil temperature as close to 375 as you can. 
  • Remove the fries to a sheet pan lined with paper towl and cooling rack on top. on the pan. Sprinkle with salt to taste right away. 


Air Fryer Instructions
  • Arrange the cut fries in your air fryer basket, making sure they don't touch
  • Spray with oil to coat
  • Cook for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
  • Pull the basket out after 5 minutes and give it a shake.
  • Season with a fine salt