We really bust out the spice drawl for the best french fry seasoning recipe ever! Add an extra zip to your french fries, potato wedges, home fries, or spice up a those boring frozen fries. If cooking potatoes, you need to put this sh*t on em!Jump to Recipe
“I cannot, in good conscious, endorse this fry seasoning”-Ronald
WTF is French Fry Seasoning?
Isn’t that just salt?
Sure, I suppose salt is all you really need to season a French fry. But this isn’t France, it’s America damnit! We live in the land of excess and over indulgence, so start seasoning your fries accordingly!
For the best french fry seasoning, we use a blend of smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, celery salt, black pepper, thyme, and dill weed.
Simply coat your fries in oil or butter and then toss them with the seasoning. Add another round of seasoning once they come out of the deep fry, air fryer, or oven. Yum!
We call it French fry seasoning, but you can use this stuff on all sorts of things. Marinate meats, spice up veggies, or get experimental on some popcorn. We’ve provided the template, now go paint a beautifully seasoned work of art.
BEST FRENCH FRY SEASONING
Best French Fry Seasoning Ingredients
Here’s a list of the dried herbs and spices you’ll need:
- Smoked Paprika
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Black Pepper
- Sea Salt
- Celery Salt
How to Make the Best French Fry Seasoning
Follow these step by step instructions:
Step 1: Gather Spices
Make sure you have everything before you start. It wouldn’t be the end of the world if you didn’t have one of the ingredients, it just wouldn’t be the best french fry seasoning.
Step 2: Combine Spices
In a small bowl, use a whisk or a fork to combine the smoked paprika, dill, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, sea salt, and celery salt.
Make sure to totally break up any clumps.
Step 3: Store Seasoning
Transfer to an air tight container and store in a cool dry place.
What to use the Best French Fry Seasoning on?
This french fry seasoning is so versatile you can use it on all sorts of things. We originally made the mixture to spice up boring potatoes. See for yourself, try it out with our Sweet Potato Wedges recipe.
Furthermore, I’ve started using the spice blend as a base for other fun potato recipes. It’s a starting point for any french fry recipe I’m doing. Like this Garlic Parmesan French Fry recipe.
Don’t stop there though, this seasoning will help you wake up in the morning too. Use it on hash browns or home fries. Like we did here with our Air Fryer Home Fries recipe.
How to Store the Best French Fry Seasoning
We like to make this fry seasoning in big batches so we always have some on hand. So how do you store it properly?
First off, I’m a bit of a container hoarder. I’ll keep the sturdy plastic containers our take out pho comes in, clean them, and use them to store homemade soups or stocks in.
I do the same thing with spice bottles and mason jars. It feels like such a waste to just toss them. They make a perfect container for this French fry seasoning. They’re literally made for it.
All good though, if you don’t have a hoarding problem like me, you can use a small zip lock bag or any small air tight container. Churboro, has a fun set of spice jars with pre made labels and reusable blank labels.
Store the seasoning with all your other spices, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and heat.
Remember to label it too! I have multiple homemade seasonings and trust me, mixing the taco blend with the fry blend isn’t a happy accident.
Date it. The best French fry seasoning will be the best if used within 6 months. It’ll be fine after that, but the spices will start to lose flavor.
Can’t I just use store-bought French fry seasoning?
Of course you can, but will it be the BEST French fry seasoning? Doubtful.
Can I use this seasoning on other foods?
Abso FREAKING lootly! This seasoning is great on all sorts of things. Use it to season veggies or marinate meats. You could even try it on popcorn!
Is the seasoning spicy?
The black pepper and smoked paprika give this fry seasoning a touch of spice, but nothing a toddler couldn’t handle. If you like a spicier seasoning, try adding a tsp of cayenne pepper.
Can I use this seasoning on sweet potatoes fries?
Yes, and please do! Try it out on our Sweet Potato Wedges recipe.
How much should I use on French fries?
Thats up to you! It depends on personal preference, seasoning your fries the way you would with normal salt and add more from there.
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