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Homemade Crinkle Cut Fries

Have you ever made Crinkle Cut Fries at home? They are super easy to make and much healthier than the store-bought ones, which are typically pre-fried. 

Crinkle Cut Fries

Without a doubt, the crinkle cutter has been one of my best buys ever! It’s super cheap, it’s small (it doesn’t take up much space in the kitchen such as other kitchen gadgets, looking at you Mr. Spiralizer), and fries taste SO MUCH BETTER when they are crinkle cut.

This recipe for crinkle-cut fries is super easy. Just cut the potatoes into form and bake them in the oven. This version requires no soaking or pre-boiling of the potatoes, frying, or whatever else you might find in other recipes.

I kept the seasoning of the fries very simple with just salt, and olive oil. I added chopped parsley on top after baking because I just love fresh herbs on fries.

Of course, you can add pepper, paprika powder, curry powder, chili powder, za’atar seasoning, poultry seasoning, or whatever your go-to seasoning for potatoes is.

How to make Crinkle Cut Fries

As always, you can find the full recipe in the box below but I want to give you an overview of the needed ingredients and basic steps with step-by-step photos first.

The Ingredients & Equipment

You will need: 

  • medium to large-sized potatoes (russet potatoes are best!)
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • fresh parsley to sprinkle on top after baking (optional of course but recommended)
  • and a crinkle cutter

The Basic Steps

peeled potatoes
Step 1: Peel the potatoes. Wash them.
potatoes cut into crinkle cut fries
Step 2: Using a crinkle cutter, cut the potatoes into slices, then cut them into individual fries.
pat crinkle cut fries dry
Step 3: Repeat until you’ve cut all the potatoes into wavy fries! Put them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
crinkle cut fries on parchment paper
Step 4: Add olive oil, and salt on top.
crinkle cut fries on parchment paper
Step 5: Swirl them around to coat them.
Crinkle Cut Fries before baking on baking tray
Step 6: Lay them flat, they shouldn’t overlap each other.
Crinkle Cut Fries baked on baking tray
Step 7: Bake for approx. 25 minutes (flipping them around after 15 minutes) or until golden brown.
Crinkle Cut Fries

Serve the crinkle cut fries …

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Crinkle Cut Fries

Crinkle Cut Fries

Bianca Haun | Elephantastic Vegan
Homemade Crinkle Cut Fries – super easy to make and much healthier than store-bought ones!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2 servings
Calories 372 kcal


  • 4 medium to large russet potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C. 
  • Peel the potatoes (optional). Wash them.
  • Use a crinkle cutter knife to cut them into slices, then cut them into individual fries.
  • Place the fries on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Add the olive oil, and salt on top. Mix the fries around until they are all coated. I usually fold one side of the parchment paper over and swirl them around (this way I don't have to get my hands or a spoon oily).
  • Lay them flat on the parchment paper without overlapping each other.
  • Bake the fries in the oven for about 25 minutes or until golden, flipping them around after 15 minutes. Enjoy them as a side dish or as a delicious snack with a dip! 


Calories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 9gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 312mgPotassium: 1777mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 4mg
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Monday 20th of May 2019

Love crinkle fries! Thanks for sharing!