Crispy baked fries Preheat oven 400 degrees. Mix salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, basil, and garlic powder in a bowl. Cut russet potatoes into fries. Fill a medium bowl with cold water. Rinse fries. Pat dry. Toss fries in vegetable oil and spice mix. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spread fries out in a single layer. Bake 20 minutes. Flip, cook for additional 15 minutes. Flip, cook for 5 additional minutes. Serve hot with ketchup our, my favorite, buffalo sauce! Enjoy!