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These crispy oven-baked dill french fries are a casual and unconventional take on everyone's favorite comfort food. They have all the great taste of regular homemade french fries with the added fresh flavor of dill. Serve them with our tangy yogurt-based lemon dill sauce for a delicious addition to any dinner!
Use up your bunch of dill with these other delicious dill recipes: lemon salmon burgers with lemon dill sauce, salmon with lemon dill sauce, or green eggs and ham shakshuka with lemon dill pesto.
This recipe was originally published in 2013. We've updated the post with some new photos and more information, but we've left the delicious recipe exactly the same.
The simple taste of russet potatoes is highlighted in this healthier version of oven-baked french fries using dill. They're crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, perfectly salted, and dusted with the bright, fresh flavor of dill.
Serve them as you would any french fry, with your favorite condiment, or try them with our tasty creamy lemon dill sauce. We love the classic burger and french fry combination but they're so versatile, and delicious on their own. They're simple to prepare and better yet, the oven does all cooking!
How to make dill french fries
Dill french fries are easy to make in just a few simple steps:
- While the oven preheats, prepare your two baking sheets. Grab a bowl and mix the potatoes with the olive oil, some of the dill, and salt.
- Spread the potatoes out in a single layer over the two baking sheets (giving them a little room on each side). Set a timer, and swap the racks they're on halfway through.
- While they bake, make your lemon dill sauce by stirring all ingredients together in a small bowl.
- You'll know the fries are done when they're golden and slightly crispy. Finish them by adding the remaining dill on top, and serve them with the aioli on the side.
Full recipe instructions are in the recipe card below.
What to serve with dill french fries
Here's what you'll need to make french fries with dill
The dill french fries take just four simple ingredients:
- Potatoes – skin-on russet potatoes are ideal for this recipe.
- Olive oil – to coat the french fries and lock in moisture.
- Dill – adds its wonderfully fresh, citrus-like taste.
- Sea salt – brings out the flavors of the other ingredients.
Tip: Scrub the potatoes; There's no need to peel them. Then cut the potatoes into ½ inch sticks. For crispier fries, you can rinse the cut potatoes until cold water a few times then dry them using a salad spinner.
This is everything you'll need for the tangy lemon dill dip:
- Greek yogurt – a plain thick yogurt makes the base of the creamy sauce.
- Mayonnaise – adds flavor and creaminess.
- Dill – finely minced for more dill flavor.
- Garlic – adds its unique pungent taste.
- Sea salt– enhances the other ingredients.
Can I use other types of potatoes?
Yes! We love this recipe with russet potatoes but other varieties can work well, too.
Can I use dried dill?
In a pinch, yes. You'll need to adjust the quantity and we recommend the ratio: 1 tablespoon of fresh dill = 1 teaspoon of dried dill.
Do dill french fries reheat well?
While baked fries are always best eaten fresh, you can definitely eat the leftovers. Simply reheat them in your oven until warmed through and crispy.
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- 1 ½ lb russet potatoes (cut into fries – see notes)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill (divided)
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed is best)
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped dill
- 1 small garlic clove (finely minced)
- 1 pinch sea salt (more to taste)
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix the potatoes, olive oil, 2 tablespoons of the dill, and salt.1 ½ lb russet potatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Divide the fries between the two prepared baking sheets. (Don't try to cram them all on one baking sheet or they won't crisp.) Bake for 35 minutes, switching the racks that the baking sheets are on halfway through.
- While the fries are baking, mix the lemon dill sauce ingredients in a small bowl.¼ cup Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 small garlic clove, 1 pinch sea salt, 1 tablespoon finely chopped dill
- Once the fries are golden, soft on the inside, and slightly crispy on the outside, remove them from the oven and sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of dill over top. Serve the fries with the lemon dill sauce on the side.
We have thoroughly tested this recipe for accuracy. However, individual results may vary. See our full recipe disclosure here.
This recipe is part of our Healthy Super Bowl Recipes series.