Homemade French Fry Seasoning Recipe

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This zesty homemade French fry seasoning only takes five minutes to make and is perfect for seasoning fresh or frozen fries, burgers, veggies and more. It packs loads of flavor and just enough heat to please kids and adult alike. You’ll never eat fries without it again!

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Tips for Making the Best Seasoning for Fries

This seasoning mix is a breeze to make. It magically combines basic spices you already have in your kitchen into a zesty, flavorful blend! Below are my tips to get the best results with this French fry seasoning every time.

Use a Coffee Grinder to Make a Fine Powder

One of my tips for a great-tasting seasoning blend is to use a coffee grinder (I have this one, which I use only for blending spices). Simply empty all your spices into the coffee grinder and give it a few quick pulses to make a fine powder.

A finely-ground seasoning mix creates a true blend of flavors and is one of the best keys to get the seasoning to stick to fries and coat them evenly.

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How to Get Your French Fry Seasoning to Stick to Fries

For well-seasoned fries, you’ll want to try this little trick to make the seasoning stick to your fries:

  • Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil on a stainless steel cookie sheet.
  • Put your fries on the cookie sheet and gently toss to spread the oil.
  • Now season your fries and bake as usual. It works every time!

If you’re deep frying your French fries (or if you forgot to season them before baking), then this is the best method to use for seasoning fries:

  • Immediately after cooking, pour fries into a large paper bag.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of seasoning, close the bad tightly, and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds. That’s it!

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The Best Way to Store Your Homemade French Fry Seasoning

Dry seasoning blends can store for up to 2-3 years, but if you really want to preserve that delicious flavor, you need to store them properly.

  • If you make your French fry seasoning in bulk, fill a recycled spice jar (or one of these canning jars made specifically for dried herbs) and then store the rest in an airtight bag or container.
  • For long term freshness, keep your spices away from light, heat, and moisture. A cool, dark, and dry place is perfect for storing your French fry seasoning.

Ways to Use This French Fry Seasoning Recipe

This tasty seasoning works on more than just French fries! Use it as a dry rub for grilled or baked chicken, add to burgers or grilled cheese, or sprinkle on sauteed veggies to give them some pizazz. You can even add it to your morning eggs for a zesty breakfast!

The Best Way to Make Spicy Seasoning for Fries

I use ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper to add a little heat but not so much that the kids won’t enjoy it. To reduce the heat, cut back on the cayenne pepper or eliminate it altogether. For a spicy fry seasoning, simply double the cayenne.

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Amazing French Fry Seasoning

Yield: 1/2 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This zesty homemade French fry seasoning only takes five minutes to make and is perfect for seasoning fresh or frozen fries, burgers, veggies and more. It packs loads of flavor and just enough heat to please kids and adult alike. You’ll never eat fries without it again!

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

  1. Mix all spices together. I like to buzz my French Fry Seasoning in a coffee grinder (used exclusively for spices) for a few seconds to make a fine powder.
  2. Store in an airtight jar--a recycled spice jar or a canning jar specifically made for dried herbs is perfect.
  3. Sprinkle your amazing seasoning blend on french fries, baked potatoes, hamburgers, barbecued chicken...the possibilities are endless.

Notes

There’s a secret for getting the seasoning to stick once the fries are cooked, so don’t skip this step. Before cooking, drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil on the cookie sheet. Put the fries on the cookie sheet and toss gently with your hands. Sprinkle the seasoning on the fries and bake.

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