Smokey, salty with a hint of pepper, this homemade french fry seasoning takes fries to a whole new level.
What is it about French Fries that makes them something I could literally eat every single day. Perhaps is it my lean to the savory side or underlying love of all things snack food.
I promise I do eat a fairly balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, and protein just like you do. But french fries, they lure me in every time.
I will admit that I have become a bit more discerning over the years and if they are not perfectly crispy and deliciously seasoned, they’re easier to resist these days.
I think that means I have grown to love this combination of salty, smokey, peppery, and garlic seasoning. It goes so well on not just french fries. It started as a french fry seasoning, then I started putting it on other roasted vegetables like roasted broccoli and roasted cauliflower.
There is now a seasoning shaker permanently residing in my cupboard labeled “french fries”. Once you try this you will understand why.
To season french fries, spray or toss frozen fries or fresh-cut potatoes with oil and then sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of seasoning mix per pound of fries BEFORE cooking.
For seasoning traditional deep-fried french fries, sprinkle the fries with seasoning AFTER cooking.
Seasoning for French Fries
Grab these items from your spice drawer and make your own batch of french fry seasoning:
- kosher salt
- smoked or plain paprika
- granulated garlic or garlic powder
- freshly ground black pepper
- dried parsley
- granulated onion or onion powder
- cayenne pepper
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French Fry Seasoning
French Fry Seasoning Mix
- 6 tablespoons kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons smoked or plain paprika
- 2 tablespoons granulated garlic or garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 1½ teaspoons granulated onion or onion powder
- ½-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Combine all of the spices in a jar and stir or shake to combine. Cover with a lid and store until ready to use.
- To season french fries, spray or toss frozen fries or fresh-cut potatoes with oil and then sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of seasoning mix per pound of fries BEFORE cooking.
- For seasoning traditional deep-fried french fries, sprinkle the fries with seasoning AFTER cooking.