French fries are a staple food item that has been enjoyed by people all around the world for decades. While they are great on their own, adding a good seasoning can take them to the next level. In this blog, we will share the recipe for the best-ever French fry seasoning that you can easily make at home.
I remember the first time I made this French fry seasoning mix. I was in the kitchen, trying to come up with something new and exciting to add to my fries. I threw in some spices and herbs that I had on hand, not really sure if it would turn out well. But when I tasted the fries after sprinkling on the seasoning, my taste buds were blown away.
From that moment on, I knew that this seasoning mix was going to be a game changer. It was the perfect blend of flavors - savory, spicy, and just a hint of sweetness. Every time I made it, my family and friends would ask for the recipe. It became a staple in our household, and we never went back to plain old salt and pepper on our fries again.
I've used this seasoning mix on so many other dishes as well. It adds a delicious kick to roasted vegetables and grilled meats. I've even sprinkled it over popcorn for a movie night snack. It's become my go-to seasoning for anything that needs a little extra flavor.
Now, I can't imagine my fries without this seasoning mix. It has truly elevated my love for French fries and I hope it does the same for you too!
- 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon of onion powder
- 1 tablespoon of paprika
- 1 tablespoon of chili powder
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of dried parsley
How to Make It:
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- You can adjust the seasoning to your liking. If you want it to be spicier, add more chili powder. If you want it to be less salty, reduce the amount of salt.
- Once the seasoning is mixed, you can sprinkle it over your fries before serving.
How to Store It:
If you have any leftover seasoning, you can store it in an airtight container. It will stay fresh for up to 6 months if stored properly.
How to Refrigerate It:
You do not need to refrigerate the seasoning mix as it does not contain any perishable ingredients.
How to Reheat:
The seasoning does not need to be reheated, simply sprinkle it over your fries before serving.
Tips to Make It More Delicious:
- Use fresh herbs instead of dried ones for a stronger flavor.
- If you prefer a sweeter taste, add a pinch of sugar to the mix.
- For an extra crispy texture, toss your fries in a tablespoon of cornstarch before baking or frying.
- Experiment with different types of potatoes to find your favorite fry.
Can I use this seasoning mix for other dishes?
Yes, you can use this seasoning mix on other dishes like roasted vegetables, chicken, or even popcorn.
Can I substitute fresh herbs for dried ones?
Yes, you can substitute fresh herbs for dried ones, but use half the amount of fresh herbs compared to dried ones.
Can I make the seasoning mix in advance?
Yes, you can make the seasoning mix in advance and store it in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Can I use this seasoning mix for frozen fries?
Yes, you can use this seasoning mix for frozen fries as well. Just sprinkle it over the fries before serving.
Adding a good seasoning mix to your fries can make all the difference in taste. With this recipe, you can easily make the best-ever French fry seasoning at home. Store it properly and adjust the ingredients to your liking for a personalized touch.
BEST EVER French Fry Seasoning
- 2 teaspoons onion salt
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
- These instructions apply to frozen or fresh homemade 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.
- 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.
- 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.)