Spicy pomme frites also called baked spicy french fries with sesame seeds
Spicy Pommes Frites (Spicy French Fries)
Prep Time
8 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
28 mins

Pommes Frites is French for French Fries or I like to call them Fancy French Fries. If you bake strips of baking potatoes at a high temp tossed in just a little bit of oil, you can get crispy fries with just a fraction of the added fat from deep frying them.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 11/2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Wash potatoes and pat dry with paper towels. You can peel the potatoes or leave the peel on. Cut potatoes into 1/4 to 1/2-inch strips; place them in a large bowl and toss with oil.
  2. Combine paprika, chili powder, sesame seeds, garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and cayenne pepper; add to potatoes and toss with fingers until well coated. Spread fries out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 3550° for 15 minutes or until undersides of potatoes are browned. Turn fries over with tongs and bake 5 to 10 minutes more or until fries are browned and crispy around edges. Makes 6 servings.