This robust French fry seasoning blend can easily be made in your own kitchen with dry herbs and seasonings that are pantry staples.
My lively French fry seasoning recipe is the perfect blend to sprinkle on homemade or frozen French fries. Best of all, you can make a big batch of extra seasoning mix to store in your spice cabinet for next time too! Use this homemade seasoning blend to add extra flavor to plain French fries and more.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Table salt - I specifically recommend table salt because it is a smaller granule than Kosher salt, which allows it to cover the fries more evenly.
- Garlic powder - Garlic salt can be used in place of regular salt.
- Onion powder
- Paprika - Smoked paprika or sweet paprika can also be substituted.
- Dried oregano - Dried basil, Italian seasoning, or dried thyme can also be used.
- Dried parsley
- Celery powder - Celery powder is the secret ingredient that really wakes up this seasoning. If you don't have celery powder you can use celery seeds and grind them up into a fine powder in a coffee grinder. Otherwise, you can also use celery salt, but reduce the amount of table salt used to compensate for the higher sodium levels.
- Black pepper - Fresh ground pepper is best.
- Cayenne pepper
How to use it
Make your homemade French fry seasoning blend by simply adding all the ingredients to a small dish and mix together. The seasoning can be used immediately on fresh fries or stored in Spice Jars for future use. Seasoning has a very long shelf life and can be stored for over a year. Some people like to use a shaker top on their spice container to apply the seasoning more easily, but be aware this will dry out the flavors quicker.
- Oven-baked French fries - This seasoning can be sprinkled on frozen fries, steak fries made from potato wedges, or sweet potato fries before baking in the oven, or toss the fries in the seasoning after they come out of the oven.
- Homemade French fries - For best results, I recommend seasoning homemade fries with this spice mix after you finish deep frying them. The oil from the deep fryer will help the seasoning stick.
Tip: If you have trouble getting seasoning to stick to your fries, toss the fries in olive oil prior to sprinkling on the seasoning.
More ways to enjoy fries
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French Fry Seasoning
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- ½ teaspoon celery powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Add all dry herbs and seasonings to a small bowl and mix to combine.
- Sprinkle over French fries prior to baking in the oven, or immediately after cooking.
- Any unused seasoning can be stored in a spice jar or an airtight container and kept in a cool dry place.