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The Best Crispy Oven Fries (with Sriracha, Garlic and Thyme)

Author Izy


  • 4 or 5 medium potatoes
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 clove of garlic , , finely minced
  • 1 tsp sriracha , (or more/less depending on preference)
  • 1-2 tsp thyme leaves , (fresh or dried)
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper for seasoning


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C), line a large, rimmed baking tray with parchment paper, and lightly grease with some of the olive oil.
  • Wash the potatoes to remove any dirt (leave as much skin on them as poss.). Halve the potatoes lengthways and place into a medium pot of cold water, add the salt and bring to a boil. Cook for 6-8 minutes to parboil the potatoes.
  • Drain the potatoes and leave in the colander for 5 minutes so they can dry off.
  • Slice each potato-half lengthways into 4 wedges. Place into a large bowl, sprinkle over the cornstarch and toss with your hands to coat (see notes).