Crispy Baked Cottage Fries

A hand holding a crispy baked cottage fry over a tray of baked fries.

5 from 5 reviews

This easy 3 ingredient Cottage Fries recipe is the perfect healthy snack or side! Ready to eat in only 30 minutes. Gluten-Free and Vegan.


  • 3 medium russet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons avocado or other neutral oil
  • salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste


  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 400 F. Slice the potatoes into disks. Slice thinner for crispier chip-like fries and thicker for softer cottage fries. I usually slice as thinly as I can with a regular chef's knife.
  2. Potatoes & Oil: Add oil to a large sheet pan, dividing between two pans if necessary. Use your fingers or a silicon brush to coat the bottom of each pan with oil. Lay the potato slices down in a single layer, then flip each to coat both sides with oil (alternatively you can brush with oil using a silicon brush).
  3. Bake: Bake for 10 minutes, flip each slice, then bake for 10 minutes more. Remove from the oven and season to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Enjoy!


Ingredient measurements are guidelines. All you need are potato slices coated with oil and seasoning to taste!

Avocado oil is my favorite, but any neutral oil with a smoking point above 400 F will work too.

Storage: Cottage fries are best enjoyed immediately after baking while they are crispy. Store any leftovers in an airtight container the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or air fryer to regain some of that initial crispiness.

Keywords: home fries, oven fries