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BEST EVER French Fry Seasoning

This homemade french fry seasoning can be used for fresh or frozen fries and is so easy to make! If you’ve ever wondered what to put on fries to add more flavor, this is the best blend you can use.Try this seasoning on my Homemade French Fries or Baked Potato Wedges!

A plate of seasoned french fries on a white plate next to a bowl of ketchup.

Homemade French Fry Seasoning Recipe

Just when you think perfectly crisp, golden french fries can’t get any better, add this killer seasoning blend to them. I promise, you won’t want to eat fries any other way after this.

Although I recommend trying this with homemade french fries or Baked Potato Wedges. For a quicker turnaround, you can use frozen french fries as well.


Ingredients

Ingredient quantities and instructions on how to season french fries are located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Onion salt
  • Paprika
  • Dried parsley
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried thyme
  • Dried basil
  • Black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper, optional

Yields 3 Tablespoons seasoning


When to Season French Fries

Whether or not you season the french fries before or after they are cooked depends on the cooking method that you use:

  • Deep Fried french fries are seasoned immediately after they’re finished frying.
  • Baked or Air Fried fries are seasoned before they’re cooked. They’re brushed with olive oil first to allow the seasoning to stick to the fries.

The BEST Way To Season French Fries

The methods below apply to homemade or frozen french fries.

Oven-Baked French Fries

  • Use a pastry brush to lightly coat the french fries with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle french fry seasoning as evenly as you can over the fries and bake at 400°F until warm and golden brown. about 20 minutes.

Deep-Fried Fries

  • Have the combined french fry seasoning ready and use a slotted spoon to remove the fries from the oil once they are golden-brown.
  • Place them on a plate lined with paper towels and sprinkle them immediately with french fry seasoning.

Storage

Store in an airtight container. Dried herbs and spices are best if used between 1-3 years.

I recommend making this seasoning in bulk and storing them in these spices jars.

Overhead view of a white plate with a pile of seasoned french fries with ketchup for dipping and a cup of seasoning in the background.

Other Uses For This Seasoning

Aside from crispy homemade french fries, this seasoning is great in these recipes:

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BEST EVER French Fry Seasoning

4.96 from 24 ratings
This homemade french fry seasoning recipe can be used for fresh or frozen fries and is so easy to make! You won't want to eat fries any other way after this!

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional

Instructions

Baked Fries

  • Use a pastry brush to lightly coat the french fries with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle french fry seasoning as evenly as you can over the fries and bake at 400°F until warm and golden brown. about 20 minutes.

Deep-Fried Fries

  • Have the combined french fry seasoning ready and use a slotted spoon to remove the fries from the oil once they are golden-brown.
  • Place them on a plate lined with paper towels and sprinkle them immediately with french fry seasoning.

Notes

I recommend making this seasoning in bulk and storing them spice jars. (I have this set, it makes it much easier to locate your spices when cooking.)

Nutrition

Calories: 10kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1553mg, Potassium: 42mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 726IU, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 1mg

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54 comments on “BEST EVER French Fry Seasoning”

  1. OMG, this is not a recipe.. this is a masterpiece… it was soo good.. may god bless you Stephanie for the wonderful recipe

  2. Excellent! Except I had no oregano so I used a gram of weed. Anyways, I made a similar mix for my wife  adding powdered bay leaves and shishito peppers for using on meats.
     

  3. I made no mods to it and can report this recipe is incredibly delicious! We’re making homemade fries for dinner and I cannot wait.

  4. Listen y’all, this is for real the best French Fry seasoning recipe out there. Seriosuly! I’m a self taught chef that has just developed over the years to being the best dad cook out there. Believe me when I say I like to try EVERYTHING to compare for flavors and this seasoning combination is literally 🤌🏻. Better than any restaurant homemade fry I’ve ever tried 10/10 will use this seasoning EVERYTIME I make French fries. Thank you!

  5. This is good

  6. good asf (i didn’t have onion salt and used regular salt)

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