French fries with creamy mushroom sauce

Saucy Fries

Saucy fries is the ultimate lazy, indulgent meal. Crispy oven-baked French fries topped with creamy mushroom sauce? Yes please!
Course French fries, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Alida Ryder


for the oven-baked fries

  • 6 large potatoes sliced into 1cm wide chips/fries
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • salt to taste

for the creamy mushroom sauce

  • 500 g 2 punnets mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 cup cream heavy/whipping
  • 1 cup full cream milk mixed with 1 teaspoon corn flour corn starch
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley to serve


  • To make the fries, pre-heat the oven to 220°c.
  • In a large bowl, toss the sliced potatoes and oil together then transfer to a greased baking tray.
  • Ensure the potatoes are in an even layer, use more trays if necessary.
  • Place the trays in the oven and allow to bake for 45 minutes - 1 hour, turning the fries halfway through, until the fries are golden brown and crisp. Remove from the oven and season with salt.
  • To make the sauce, fry the mushrooms in 2 tablespoons of oil until golden brown then add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Add the cream and milk then allow to come to a gentle simmer.
  • Cook the sauce for 10 minutes until thickened then season with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Serve the sauce over the fries and sprinkle with fresh parsley.