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Crispy Baked French Fries | Oven Chips (Turnip, Sweet Potato, Carrot & Potato)

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Crispy Baked French Fries or Oven chips are my version of enjoying a guilt-free snack or a side which are baked in the oven until crisp with just a teaspoon of oil. It is also one of the very good ways to let kids eat the veggies which generally they do not like.

Crispy Baked French Fries of Oven chips are a guilt-free snack or a side which are baked in the oven until crisp with just a teaspoon of oil. Served with tomato ketchup and creamy garlic dip

French Fries or chips or finger chips as they are called are everyone’s favourite. An addictive side or a snack and kids favorite. Once you start eating it is difficult to control. 

Thick Chips

There are different versions of this and it also depends on how thick or thin it is cut. Here in Ireland and the UK, we get the thick-cut fries often called chips. When I first saw the size of these potato chips I was shocked. They are around 1 cm wide and deep-fried. Generally served with curries or as a side to the famous fish and chips or generally everything.  

Fried Chips

Sadly the fries or the chips are fried. Add to it if they are store-bought you do not know how many times the oil must have been heated. Yes occasionally or once or twice it is fine, but not every time. I even do not like the ready frozen ones which are available in the supermarkets. Even though you bake them at home, they too are fried once or twice and stored.

So what, how do you eat your favorite snack. The solution is to bake it. Yes when you can achieve the same texture and taste with baking and with practically no oil, why fry? And then these homemade baked french fries are much healthier.

Close up look of Baked Crispy Potato Chips with tomato ketchup
Potato Baked French Fries

Baked French Fries with Cheese

I have been baking Potato and Sweet Potato French Fries for years now. I already have a detailed post on how to bake Potato fries in an oven with just a tablespoon of oil in this Post, Baked French Fries. This Baked fries however even have cheese on them so favorite with kids.


I also make the thick variant of these chips which are also called Wedges. They are tastier and addictive too. Generally, the skin is left on these wedges. I have a baked version of this Potato wedge called Crispy Garlic Baked Potato Wedges. Here I season the wedges with garlic and bake it. But yes I have removed the skin, but you can leave it as is.

And if you want to add a zing to your wedges, or need some different taste, try this Greek Style Lemon Roasted Potatoes also called Patates Lemonates. They have that perfect crisp texture and that garlic lemon flavor. Yum…

As you all know I love to experiment with different vegetables and recipes. Also being a food blogger, it is good to keep on trying something new. So my latest addition to this baked french fries is Turnip and Carrot fries

Yes, as turnip or shalgam is relatively new in my kitchen, I am experimenting with it in a lot of recipes. I have made turnip bharta and paratha. Now, these fries are our addition to the list. I have already baked this multiple times. They too come out perfectly baked and taste equally delicious. 

Close up look of Crispy baked Turnip fries
Turnip (Shalgam) Baked French Fries

Another favorite of ours is Sweet Potato and Carrot fries. You might feel they would have a sweetish taste to the fries or might be soft. But if you have patience and bake it evenly, they are the most delicious fries you can have. 

Close up look of Baked Crispy Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet Potato Baked French Fries

I sometimes flavor these chips with some peri spice powder or at times they are best with black pepper and salt. If you are making the sweet potato and carrots for adults, you can add some peri or any other spice powder. They add slight hotness to the chips and are delicious. 

Close up look of Baked Crispy Carrot Fries
Carrot Baked French Fries

Few Tips on making Crispy Baked French Fries in Oven

  • It is best to put them in ice-cold water for 20-30 minutes. This helps in removing the starch from the vegetables.
  • Once they are soaked in the water, drain and pat it dry on a clean kitchen towel. This will help to remove all the excess moisture. This is crucial, or else, you will have a pool of water while baking.
  • Since we are using minimal oil, try to coat it as evenly as possible. One can skip oil completely, but I prefer to add a teaspoon.
  • In between turning off the chips is essential for them to crisp and even.  
  • Baking these chips will take some time, so be patient.

Oven Chips Platter

This Oven chips platter will be a hit for any tea party or for your kids next birthday party. Hence I decided to make this as a platter, for our BM theme where I am sharing Platters this week. Yesterday I shared another Party Platter as Protein-Packed Chilla Platter, which is again a favorite party appetizer.

So here goes the recipe for Crispy Baked French Fries or Oven Chips (Turnip, Sweet Potato, Carrot & Potato)

Crispy Baked French Fries of Oven chips are a guilt-free snack or a side which are baked in the oven until crisp with just a teaspoon of oil.

Crispy Baked French Fries or Oven Chips (Turnip, Sweet Potato, Carrot & Potato)

Crispy Baked French Fries or Oven chips are a guilt-free snack or a side which are baked in the oven until crisp with just a teaspoon of oil.
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked, Healthy, Kids Food, Potato, Toddler Food, Vegan, Vegetables
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Soaking in Ice Cold Water: 30 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre



  • Ice Coldwater
  • 1 large potato or as required – Cut as desired
  • 1 large Sweet potato or as required – Cut as desired
  • 1 Turnip or as required – Cut as desired
  • 2 medium-sized carrot or as required – Cut as desired
  • 4 teaspoon Oil – (if using just one type, 1 teaspoon is enough)
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste (optional)
  • Peri Spice Powder or Red chilly powder (as per taste – optional)


  • Peel and cut the vegetables.
  • Rinse the vegetables.
  • Dip it in Ice cold water for at least 30 minutes.
  • Now drain the water completely.
    Turnip chips getting dry on a clean kitchen towel
  • Pat the chips dry individually with a clean kitchen towel to remove any excess water.
    Carrot getting dry on a clean kitchen towel
  • Pre-Heat the oven at 180 deg C / 360 Deg F.
  • In the meantime in separate bowls add the cut potato, sweet potato, turnip, and carrot.
    Potatoes being seasoned with salt and pepper
  • Now add a teaspoon of oil in each and salt to taste.
    Mixing the seasoning in a bowl
  • Coat them evenly.
    Turnip fries being coated with salt, oil and peri powder
  • In each bowl, one can either add black pepper or peri spice powder or just leave as is.
    Sweet potatoes being seasoned with peri powder
  • In a baking sheet, spread out the vegetables as evenly as possible.
    4 different chips, Turnip, Sweet Potato, Carrot & Potato getting ready to be baked
  • Bake the vegables for 25-30 minutes turning in between.
  • Thick cut veggies will need more time.
  • Once you feel the chips are baked and getting brown, turn the heat on to 200 Deg C / 400 Deg F and broil the chips for the last 5 minutes.
  • Broil means you just keep the top rod on, it helps in getting the edges brown and crisp.
  • Once done, remove and serve it hot with Tomato Ketchup.


  • 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tbsp= 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
  • Please read above for tips and tricks,  
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Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist. The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It varies depending upon the product types or brands.

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Monday 22nd of February 2021

Thanks for sharing the receipee


Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Wow Renu you made the fries so healthy and baked chips looks so crispy. Now only kids but I will enjoy this platter guilt free.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

Assorted baked fries - what an amazing idea. I have made sweet potato, carrot, and potato fries but turnip is totally new. I will definitely give it a try.


Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

This is a kid cheating platter ha ha ! Now kids are going to look at chips and get carried away - not knowing Renu is feeding them veggies . Lol! Very interesting platter , i hardly make fries - may be once in a year - but I like your baked concept.

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

haha, that is the mom in me :P

Suma Gandlur

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Baking always wins over frying and baked fries are a welcome treat. I haven't tried turnip fries yet. No one at home liked the strong flavor of turnip the one time I bought it and I did not try to buy it again. Seems like fries with turnip may work in my home.

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Yes Turnip has a strong flavour, but you cannot get that in Chips much. I think your family will like it.