Cheesy-Battered Oven Fries

Cheese-y Battered Oven Fries

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These cheesy-battered oven fries are crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. Perfect adorned with smoky sea salt and smoked paprika and dipped into garlicky mayo!

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Cheesy Battered Oven Fries (Vegan) with Roasted Garlic Mayo

Cheesy Battered Oven Fries

Eating Together Made Easy

These fries are part of my Make it a Meal series.

That’s where I create recipes that allow vegans and vegetarians and carnivores to dine together. It’s been a fun challenge, but sometimes I feel as if I am in Never Never land.

First, with vegan food, there can be a whole different lexicon, everything from cheeze to plant mylk to nice cream. Since I’m serving all types of eaters, I’m working on ways to communicate with everyone, hence both the cheese with the “z” and with the “s” in the post title! Even the word vegan itself can be problematic, because sometime it’s plant-based — {some will argue the differentiation is that plant-based eaters do so for the health, where for vegans it’s all about the animals.}

Secondly, vegan-izing recipes is common enough, but I also do the opposite — adding to, or adapting vegan recipes for vegetarians and omnivores, like the addition of pancetta in this recipe for vegan lemon cream sauce.

For this oven fry recipe, I haven’t made any adaptations, because I honestly think it will appeal to most people exactly as it is! If you want to make the whole menu, there’s a vegan-friendly hot chili grilled cheese, based on my amazing 4 minute cheeze sauce, a fun vegetarian grilled cheese, and a bacon-buttered version for the carnivores among us. And, we’ve got something frosty for dessert — mandarin creamsicles, or let’s call them dreamsicles for the non-dairy crowd.

Let’s Make Some Cheesy Battered Oven Fries

Cheesy Battered Oven Fries (Vegan)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

These cheesy-battered oven fries are crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. Perfect adorned with smoky sea salt and smoky paprika and dipped into garlicky mayo!

Course: dinner, dinner, lunch, side, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: battered oven fries, cheesy vegan oven fries, cheezy vegan oven fries, oven fries
Diet: reducetarian, vegan
Servings: 4 generous sides
Author: Sylvia Eastman
  • 4 baking potatoes, skin on
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2/3 cup aquafaba {This is just the liquid from a can of chickpeas. For more info, see here. For recipes that use up the chickpeas, check out the Aquafaba category on my site.}
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
Optional, for serving:
  • extra nutritional yeast
  • sea salt
  • smoked paprika
  • roasted garlic mayo {See Instructions for recipe link}
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.

  2. Slice each potato in half length-wise, and then place cut-side down so it’s stable The continue slicing length-wise to create long strips of even widths.

  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the nutritional yeast, aquafaba, and olive oil.

    Coat the potatoes in the batter and then arrange the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet.

    Bake at 375 for 20 to 25 minutes until starting to get crispy and brown.

  4. These are really, really good sprinkled with smoky sea salt and dipped into roasted garlic mayo. If you aren’t vegan or allergic to eggs, then you can just add some roasted garlic to your store-bought mayo.

Recipe Notes

Leftovers and Reheating

I think these are best fresh out of the oven. However, you can store leftovers in the fridge and reheat at 275F until warm. 

Cheesy Battered Oven Fries (Vegan) with Roasted Garlic Mayo

Cheesy Battered Oven Fries (Vegan) with Roasted Garlic Mayo

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