Cottage Fries are the easiest of all fries, and truly an underrated snack and side! Rather than slice in wedges, cubes, or in french fry style, you simply slice in thin disks, coat with oil, roast, and season. BOOM. My favorite mostly healthy snack in 25 minutes, with less than 10 minutes fussing over prep and planning.
Growing up, a friend of mine used to make cottage fries all the time with her family. She had celiac disease (I didn't know about mine yet), and it was the easiest, fastest, tastiest way to cook a potato. 10 years later, I could not agree with her more.
For well over 10 years, I've made cottage fries at least weekly. And here I thought you were making them too! A perfect example of pluralistic ignorance -- because my friend and I make them all the time, of course everyone does.
Then I posted them on instagram, thinking it was the lamest ho-hum post ever, and received a dozen messages asking what they were. Mind blown, and yours will be too when you give these a try!
Why you’ll love this Cottage Fries Recipe:
- 4 ingredients
- endlessly customizable
- easy to scale up or scale down
- healthier than chips or fries
- easier than homemade chips or fries
- you can make them nearly every day and never tire
So how could you resist at least giving them a try?
What to know before you start:
If you can put salt on a french fry, you can make this recipe.
It's that easy.
All ingredient measurements are guidelines.
All you need are potato slices coated with oil and seasoning to taste.
Switch up the seasoning.
This is my go-to super fast seasoning combination. When I'm feeling sassy, they're amazing with ranch, cajun... really any kind of seasoning that you'd want on a potato.
Try a dip.
Most of the time, I eat these seasoned right off the pan. They're also spectacular with hummus, salsa, and any dip that tastes nice with a potato.
Super Tasty Cottage Fries Recipe:Print
Hungry for more?
Try these other tasty comfort foods:
- Dairy Free Swedish Meatballs (cottage fries are great for scooping up leftover gravy)
- Northwest Beef Stew in the Instant Pot
- Easy Instant Pot Tomato Soup
- Savory Pumpkin Stew
Or check out our tasty gluten-free Recipe Index <3
With love and gratitude,