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Chef John's Cottage Fries

Chef John

"While they don't get the same love as French fries, home fries, or steak fries, cottage fries more than hold their own against their potato side dish fraternity brothers."
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1 h 10 m servings 187 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 187 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 29g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 429 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.
  3. Combine potatoes, salt, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, and herbes de provence in a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes and stir to evenly coat.
  4. Place potatoes on baking sheet, spaced evenly, and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, flip over each potato slice, and return to the oven for another 15 minutes. Continue cooking and flipping until potatoes are well browned, about 30 minutes. Potatoes should be crispy around edges, but still soft in the center.

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  1. 92 Ratings

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YUM! Love how crispy brown these came out and how you can season them any way you want...I used salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne and Italian seasoning. These took no time to ge...

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These were pretty good. I cut mine to 1/2 inch and the thickness was to my liking. They definitely need lots of salt and seasoning; I had to use more than the recommended amount. I also had to d...

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YUM! Love how crispy brown these came out and how you can season them any way you want...I used salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne and Italian seasoning. These took no time to ge...

Hubby gave these 5 stars. He is the potato lover in the family. Nice and crunchy. Mine took just over 45 minutes total - turning every 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Because I was grilling a steak, and because I was feeling somewhat lethargic, I just made these on the grill. I mixed the herbs and pepper with the olive oil for approximately an hour hoping to ...

These are the best little crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside potatoes I've ever eaten. Amazing! My son and I even loved them so much we made them two nights in a row! I can't wait to...

Very much like french fries, I added lots of spices on mine, they would have been bland without them. Make sure to not slice too thin. Will make these more often now that I've tried them!

Chef John, these potatoes were so good. You are the bomb. :-) The potatoes I had were huge russets. I had to line two large baking sheets with foil to lay them all out flat. I didn't have the he...

A delicious little fry and easy to make! I like that these are baked and not fried thus healthier. I baked mine for just shy of 45 min and they turned out good but I think i will leave them ...

Very nice. A bit time consuming to turn each time, but worth it. I love crispy potatoes, and you can just keep baking these and turning them until you get the desired consistency. A tad spicy...

I preferred to mix dry seasonings together, toss the cut potatoes in oil and then sprinkle the mixed seasonings on & toss again. I think the seasonings stuck better, that way. Also, I used a co...