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Crispy Garlic Matchstick Fries

Crispy Garlic Matchstick Fries

Crispy Garlic Matchstick Fries are amazingly crisp and so full of flavor. Hot from the oven, just the smell of the crisp potatoes with garlic will start your mouth watering! Perfect as a side dish to grilled meats and burgers!


The Crispy Garlic Matchstick Fries are amazingly crisp and so full of flavor. Hot from the oven, just the smell of the crisp potatoes with garlic will start your mouth watering! Get the recipe and whip up a delicious batch of these today!


One of my favorite things to make in the oven are fries! Please don’t get me started!!   I love fries and could eat them at every meal…but that’s just me!  Fries should have their own food group…right there on the food pyramid (at the top of course) should be FRIES!  Anyway, fries are the perfect side dish for so many yummy things to eat, but how do we keep them interesting? My favorite way is to  season up the fries  with lots of garlic, salt and pepper, then bake them crispy in the oven. Crispy Garlic Matchstick Fries are just crazy delicious and just like the name says, they are really crispy!


Crispy Garlic Matchstick Fries

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Serve Crispy Garlic matchstick Fries with your favorite sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers and brats.



  • 56 Medium Russet Potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 425 Degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Set pan aside.
  2. Wash the potatoes thoroughly and dry with a paper towel
  3. On a cutting board, cut each potato into french fry size strips, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick
  4. Transfer the cut potatoes into a single layer on the baking sheet
  5. Season the potatoes with garlic powder, salt and pepper
  6. Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil, and toss to coat. Return the potatoes to a single layer on the baking sheet
  7. Bake in a hot 425 Degree oven for a total of 40 minutes, turning the garlic fries over after the first 20 minutes of baking
  8. Garlic Fries are done when they are golden brown and crispy
  9. Remove from the oven, season with salt to taste and serve hot!


Vegetable oil can be substituted for the Olive oil. If using Garlic Salt instead of Garlic Powder, omit additional seasoning with salt.


Crispy garlic matchstick fries

I bake my fries right on the baking sheet. Do not use foil, even when greased,  the potatoes have a tendency to stick.

Crispy Garlic matchstick fries

Crispy Garlic Matchstick Fries are so easy to make and so good, your family might start requesting that they are added to your weekly menu. Mine sure did! I keep it interesting by making a variety of super easy dipping sauces for them. One of our favorites is Rodeo Sauce.

Rodeo Sauce

Rodeo Sauce 

1/2 Cup Mayonnaise (I use light mayonnaise)

1-2 Tablespoons BBQ Sauce, to taste

Mix the mayonnaise and BBQ sauce in a small dish and serve as a dipping sauce for Crispy Garlic Matchstick Fries.




  1. Hi Beverly, thanks for the sweet comment! I find I am using my oven every day now..how about you? It has been inthe low 40’s here in central Ohio and the warmth sure feels good:) Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you on Sunday for the Snickerdoodle Party!

  2. These look great, Christine. You’re so right about baking and cooking in the oven. The aromas are wonderful. I’ve made a similar recipe, but with wedges instead of matchstick sized. I’ll have to try them this way. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks so much for partying with us at Snickerdoodle!

  3. Hi there Leigh, I am so happy you stopped by! These fries are so so good…my family is now addicted! I ask “what do you want served with it”? and the response is always “your fries”!! Have a super week! Christine

  4. These fries look good! I pinned the recipe on my “Recipes I’d Like to Try” board as a candidate for my next “I Tried It: Pinterest Recipes” series. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thank you so much Carlee! You and I are on exactly the same page when it comes to using the oven:) Thank you for stating it so perfectly! If you make the fries, please let me know what you think of them…I would love to hear your thoughts. Have a fantastic day:)

  6. These fries look so perfect! I love having things in the oven too. Whether it is a baked good, casserole, braised meat… they all smell so good and seem to warm and cozy!

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