Barbecue Fries Recipe | PBS Food


Cook time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 40 Minutes

Yield: 4

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  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
  • 2 lbs. russet or baking potatoes (about 3 potatoes) scrubbed
  • Sour cream (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 450° F. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the oil onto a rimmed baking sheet. In a large bowl, combine the remaining oil, the barbecue sauce, hot pepper sauce, black pepper, and paprika and cumin (if using). Cut each potato lengthwise into 8 to 10 wedges. Add them to the bowl and toss. Spread the potatoes in a single layer on the prepared sheet. Bake, turning once, until golden and tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve hot with the sour cream for dipping (if desired).