Football season is in full-swing, but don't let unhealthy tailgate food spoil your diet. Try these oven-baked, spicy French fries from Men's Health magazine instead of your standard oil-fried spuds.

Men's Health Spicy Oven Fries

Time estimates

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 35 min

Total time: 45 min


  • 4 russet potatoes, cut lengthwise into 12 wedges
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Dip the cut potatoes in egg to coat and place in a bowl.
  4. Mix the remaining ingredients and sprinkle over the potatoes, toss well to coat.
  5. Place the wedges on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Turn the potatoes over and bake for 15 minutes or until crisp.

Yields 4 servings.

Man-approved Spicy Oven Fries
Try these spicy, oven-baked fries the next time you're craving the greasy, fat-filled variety and save your diet.