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Papa Frites is a fun and fancy name for homemade french fries. They're a great snack or side for dinner. Easy and so good! | www.lakesidetable.com
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Papa Frites (Homemade French Fries)

Papa Frites - A simple trick makes the best crispy homemade fries ever! | www.lakesidetable.com

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, English
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 453 kcal
Author Madalaine


  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • olive oil
  • 3 bell peppers red, yellow, or orange*
  • 1 pound rope sausage
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup various fresh herbs parsley, thyme, oregano (chopped)
  • salt and pepper


  • large soup pot filled with boiling water
  • spider or slotted spoon
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • knife and cutting board
  • 2 cookie sheets
  • tongs
  • large bowl


  1. Preheat the oven to 400º

  2. Cut the potatoes into long wedges.  6 per potato. Cut the peppers and sausage into 2 inch chunks.  Put the peppers and sausage on a cookie sheet, drizzle them with olive oil and set aside.
  3. Add the baking soda to the boiling water.  Carefully put the potato wedges into the boiling water for 2-3 minutes.  Remove them from the water with the spider or the slotted spoon and put them into the large bowl.
  4. Sprinkle the potatoes with salt and gently rough them up a bit by tossing them around the bowl until you start to see them slurry up.
  5. Oil the other cookie sheet with a generous amount of olive oil.  Lay the potato wedges out on the oiled cookie sheet.  
  6. Put the potatoes on the top rack and the peppers/sausage tray on a lower rack.  Flip each potato wedge after 10 minutes and sprinkle 1/2 of the garlic and herbs over the potatoes and the other 1/2 over the peppers and sausage.  Bake for 10 minutes more or until they turn golden brown and crispy.
  7. Serve with aioli.  

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*I like the red, yellow or orange bell peppers, not green.  I find green peppers give people gas and they can taste bitter.

Papa Frites - A simple trick makes the best crispy homemade fries ever! | www.lakesidetable.com

Nutrition Facts
Papa Frites (Homemade French Fries)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 453
% Daily Value*
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Potassium 0mg0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.