These healthy, homemade Dill Fries are delicious, guilt-free potato wedges tossed with olive oil and dill weed and baked until crispy on the outside but tender on the inside. They are so easy to make and much better for you than French fries cooked in tons of oil!
Your family will gobble these up and never miss all the extra calories. Serve alongside just about any entrée for a nutritious, hearty, and filling meal!
- 👩🏻🍳 Why You'll Love This Recipe
- 🥘 Ingredients Needed
- 🔪 Instructions
- 👪 FAQs
- 💭 Expert Tips and Tricks
- 📖 Substitutions and Variations
- 🔊 What readers are saying...
- 🥫 Storage and Reheating
- ⏲️ Make Ahead Instructions
- 💡 What To Serve With This Dish
- 🥔 More Potato Recipes You'll Love
- 📋 Recipe Card
- 💬 Reviews and Comments
👩🏻🍳 Why You'll Love This Recipe
French fries are one of my favorite foods to begin with, but when they are all fixed up with herbs and other yummy flavors, the delicious factor goes through the roof! These homemade dill fries will rival any gourmet french fries you can order at a restaurant, and you can make them in your own kitchen.
Best of all, they're baked instead of fried, which means they're better for you! These dill potato wedges are a guilt-free side that go with all of your favorite main courses.
They are a fabulous side dish to serve along with my Grilled Avocado Sauerkraut Sandwich, for a hearty but healthy weeknight meal.
If you love the flavor of dill, you should also check out this Lemon Dill Rice, another versatile side dish!
🥘 Ingredients Needed
- potatoes - I like to use russet potatoes, but just about any kind will do.
- olive oil - ensures your dill fries get nice and crispy in the oven.
- garlic salt and pepper - provide classic flavors for your gourmet french fries.
- cornstarch - the secret ingredient to crispy and crunchy dill fries.
- dried dill weed - dried dill has a more concentrated flavor, which makes it perfect for this recipe!
- Cut your potatoes into wedges, about 8-12 per potato.
- Combine the olive oil, garlic salt, pepper, dill weed, and cornstarch in a bowl.
- Mix well.
- Drizzle the olive oil mixture over your potato wedges.
- Toss to coat evenly.
- Baked 40-50 minutes at 400 degrees F until crispy and golden brown.
This depends on the method of cooking. For traditional oil-fried french fries, you'll want to add the seasoning afterwards. But for baked or air-fried versions like these dill fries, you can season before cooking.
Salt is probably the most classic addition to fries, but for more gourmet french fries you can add things like dill, garlic salt, paprika, chili powder, lemon pepper, Old Bay seasoning, or your favorite spice blend!
This step isn't necessary, but soaking potato wedges before baking them can help remove some of their starch which can lead to crispier fries.
💭 Expert Tips and Tricks
- If you don't have aluminum cooling racks, use some slightly crumpled aluminum foil or parchment paper to cool.
- These dill fries can also be easily made in the air fryer! Cook at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes and make sure to give them a toss about ¾ of the way in.
- Serve these fries right out of the oven for best results.
Perfect for barbecues and picnics, these gourmet french fries are so good you won't miss the fast food fries for a minute!
📖 Substitutions and Variations
- Squeeze some lemon over top of these dill fries for a pop of refreshing flavor!
- Serve with ketchup, ranch dressing, or a lemon dill Greek yogurt sauce for optimal flavor pairing.
- Try these gourmet french fries using sweet potatoes instead!
- If you want your fries crispy all the way through, try adding some cooking time.
- Looking for something a little different? Try this recipe using my homemade French fry seasoning instead of dill.
🔊 What readers are saying...
"I tried the dill fries and they were delicious! They are easy to make and I really like that they were baked rather than fried! Thanks so much for the great recipe!"
🥫 Storage and Reheating
Once cool, transfer your dill fries to an airtight container. If you have to store in layers, consider using some parchment between. They'll last in the fridge for up to a week and in the freezer for several months.
I do not recommend using the microwave to reheat these fries. You'll want to pop them in the air fryer or back into the oven to ensure they maintain their crispy outer layer!
⏲️ Make Ahead Instructions
Feel free to cut up your potatoes ahead of time and store the potato wedges in the fridge until it's time to prepare your dill fries. Then just pull them out and toss them with the olive oil and spice blend.
💡 What To Serve With This Dish
These dill french fries are so versatile and they go well with just about any main course! Try them with Crock Pot Barbeque Burgers, Pan Fried Chicken Thighs with Green Beans, or pair them with something like Air Fryer Chicken Wings or Hidden Veggie Sloppy Joe Sliders.
🥔 More Potato Recipes You'll Love
- Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes - A simple but classic recipe to serve with a weekend or holiday breakfast!
- Air Fried Sweet Potato Fries - Quick and tasty, these sweet potato fries are a family favorite!
- 4 Ingredient Potato Soup - This soup is great for cold days and only requires 4 ingredients.
- Homemade Potato Chips - Bowl of Delicious has a great recipe for easy and satisfying homemade chips!
Gourmet Dill French Fries
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Baked Dill Fries
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place oven-safe cooling racks on a baking sheet (for even browning).
- Cut each potato into 8-12 wedges, keeping them about the same thickness as much as possible. Place them into a large bowl.4 medium russet potatoes
- In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic salt, pepper, cornstarch, and dill weed.3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 2 tablespoons dried dill weed
- Drizzle the olive oil mixture over the potato wedges and toss. Do this in two batches if needed.
- Spread the wedges over the racks on the baking sheet, in a single layer.
- Bake for about 40-50 minutes or until golden brown on the outside and tender on the inside.
- Sprinkle with additional dill weed and chopped parsley (optional).Chopped parsley or fresh dill for garnish
- You can substitute slightly crumpled parchment paper or non-stick aluminum foil if you don't have cooling racks that you can use.
- These dill French fries are also great air fried! Air fry them at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, tossing them in the basket about ¾ of the way through cooking.
- These fries are best served right out of the oven.
- When serving, give a quick squeeze of a lemon over the fries for a fresh, lemon-dill flavor!
Nutritional information is an estimate. The nutritional values for your final dish may vary based on measuring differences and products used.
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