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Homemade French Fry Seasoning

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

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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Ingredients Needed

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

How to make Homemade French Fry Seasoning

First: Combine all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed.

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

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

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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 french 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.

After you make them, try them with this Fry Sauce!

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How to Store

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!

If you like this seasoning mix, try my other popular spice mixes like Chicken Seasoning, Steak Seasoning, and BBQ Dry Rub. You will want to use these on everything!

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

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This french fry seasoning blend will add a zip and kick to any fry recipe that you have. Be is fresh or frozen fries or potato wedges. Don’t be afraid to sprinkle it on!

wire basket of french fries with seasoning with a napkin in the back

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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Want more seasoning recipes? I have a delicious Cajun Seasoning or Steak Seasoning recipe. Check them out along with this amazing list of homemade spice mix recipes and tips and trick on how to store them.

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Thursday 18th of January 2024

This seasoning was incredible!


Wednesday 17th of January 2024

We love this spice mix for fries and it's amazing on fish too!


Saturday 13th of January 2024

My youngest adores fry seasoning and I'm not a fan of storebought with the fillers, so made him a big bottle to take to college with him. He was thrilled and is enjoying it on so many things he said!


Tuesday 14th of March 2023

Made this seasoning today. Added it to my morning eggs and then the fries at dinner. Winner!

Jennifer Stewart

Wednesday 15th of March 2023

What a great way to use it! Thanks for the tip:)


Monday 6th of March 2023

Hi Jennifer,

Whats your thoughts on smoked paprika and seasoning fresh cut fries as opposed to post seasoning? Ingredients look great.

Jennifer Stewart

Monday 6th of March 2023

I love adding smoked paprika to the mix. It can be a little strong for some people so if you add it I would start with a small amount and slowly increase it. In regards to the seasoning, I am fine doing it beforehand if you are air frying or baking but with deep frying the seasoning tends to burn and make the oil gross. So if deep frying I would try and season after you cook but other methods I don't have a problem with seasoning before you cook them. Especially if you are using frozen fries. The ice crystals on them help the seasoning to stick while baking. I hope this helps!

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