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Homemade Fry Seasoning is quick and easy to make and perfect for adding some spice to plain French fries. Try it on fries made in the oven, air fryer, or deep fried!

wire basket of fries with seasoning on them

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What do you put on french fries?

Is there something else besides plain old salt and pepper?

Are you a ketchup dipper?

What about the controversial mayonnaise?

I am a PURIST when it comes to my fries. I like salt and A LOT OF IT!

But, if I am feeling frisky and spicy, seasoned fries are the way to go. Some “seasoned” fries are actually coated in a thin breading that has herbs and spices in it.

If you like to keep it simple, a good dusting of the perfect seasoning mix is all you need.

And this recipe is just what you’re looking for.

What is fry seasoning made of?

Not to be confused with the popular seasoning or seasoned salt, french fry seasoning is a combination of the best herbs and spices that bring out the best of the potato!

The best part of making it homemade is that you can add your favorite herbs to suit your cravings. And, if you are salty like me, a little extra!

Need a salt-free spice mix? Feel free to leave the salt out all together!

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  • salt
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • garlic salt
  • pepper
  • parsley
  • celery salt
  • cayenne

How to make homemade french fry seasoning

STEP ONE: Combine all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed.

STEP TWO: Store in an airtight container until ready to use. This shaker works great!

STEP THREE: Sprinkle on hot French Fries to add some spice and extra flavor!

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How to season fries

Depending on the type of fries and how you are preparing them determines how you season them.

If you are baking or air frying the fries, season them before you cook them.

Deep frying the old fashioned way? Season them as soon as they come out of the oil when they are hot and have a little oil still on them.

Frozen fries are easy to season because they have a layer of moisture on them when you remove them from the freezer.

How do you get the seasoning to stick to the fries?

Toss the fries in olive oil to lightly coat them. Sprinkle on the seasoning and it will stick to the potatoes. Then bake or fry as usual.

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square white bowl with seasoning and a black measuring spoon scooping out some

How to store fry seasoning

An air tight container is best. It keeps the spices from turning stale and losing their flavor. These are my favorite jars.

You can also use a spice jar with a shaker top so it’s easy to sprinkle on those hot fries!

Like all your other spices and seasoning, a cool, dry, and dark spot in your kitchen is the best place to store it.

I have a spice drawer next to my cook top that is convenient.

Uses for fry seasoning

This seasoning mix really good on fries but it works for so many other foods!

wire basket of fries with seasoning on them and a white napkin in the back

This fry seasoning blend will add a zip and kick to any fry recipe that you have. Don’t be afraid to sprinkle it on!

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Other seasonings to try

French Fry Seasoning Recipe

close up of wire basket of french fries with fry seasoning on them

Fry Seasoning

Yield: 6 tablespoons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade Fry Seasoning is EASY to make and perfect for adding some SPICE to plain French fries.


  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt


  1. Combine all ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container.
  3. Sprinkle on plain hot fries. Enjoy!


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2173mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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