French Fries are man’s best friend. Okay, it may not be exactly true. Lol
But who can resist freshly cooked fries with its golden crunchy exterior and fluffiness inside? I really can’t!
Since I am at home all day long and I can’t go out to the nearby McDonald’s or Arby’s for now, I have no choice but to get my own pack of fries and cook them to satisfy my cravings.
Hubby shares the same eagerness for fries, which he adores to eat while watching his Baseball World Series or the big daddy of sports events, the Super Bowl.
I’ve never put much thought into cooking fries but lately, the situation made me wonder how to achieve great tasting fries at home.
You would probably think to dump the frozen fries in the pan or the air fryer and that’s that. But it would be rather bland and frankly boring.
I found some great homemade recipes out there to make some delightful french fries to enjoy with the whole family.
These homemade french fries recipes can be made in the frying pan or for a healthier version, in the oven or air fryer!
#1 Killer Garlic Fries with Rosemary
We start with a recipe from Heidi who discovered garlic fries from Gordon-Biersch and absolutely loves them.
She made her copycat version with a healthier touch as you can do yours in the oven or the air fryer. Yes, skip the oil!
And with a touch of rosemary, she prepared this amazing tasty french fries recipe, which you can find here.
#2 Baked Garlic Sweet Potato Fries
Courtesy of Chungah, she shares with us her garlic fries but using sweet potatoes.
Don’t skip this recipe as the texture is surely crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Perfect as we want it to be!
She finishes this recipe with a touch of Parmesan and parsley for an amazing mouthful flavor.
Recipe can be found here.
#3 Oven-baked Smoked Paprika Fries
I’m so much into paprika these days. I can sprinkle them on anything to get this kick in my regular meals.
Imagine my surprise when I saw this tasty looking smoked paprika fries from Julie.
This is another twist of the classic french fries, which you’ll love at home! Find the recipe here.
I do like potato chips, French fries and Barney’s burgers in L.A. with seasoned curly fries. – Jessica Biel
#4 Seaweed Baked Fries with Hoisin Mayo & Sriracha Mayo
Adding Nori or seaweed is another twist in preparing french fries to give it the right saltiness and unique flavor.
If you don’t fancy seaweed, you can also replace it with garlic or rosemary, at your heart’s content.
Although I would eat those fries as-is, the addition of mayo sauce with hoisin and sriracha sauces makes this recipe a fantastic mix of flavors and spiciness. Recipe here.
#5 Red Potato Garlic Wedges
Another healthy recipe option is these wedges made from red potatoes and cooking in the oven makes it perfect for those health-conscious people out there!
You can find it here
#6 Loaded Chilli Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato fries are nothing new but adding homemade creamy cheese sauce, sriracha, avocado and salsa to these fries make this one of the best french fries recipes out there.
It packs a punch and is definitely not for the faint-hearted. You will love this recipe here.
#7 Chilli Potatoes
Okay yes, I know i’m including again another variant of spicy fries but this one is tossed in sweet and sour chilli sauce.
This Indo Chinese recipe is a great accompaniment to fried rice or noodles. Find the recipe here
French fries. I love them. Some people are chocolate and sweets people. I love French fries. That and caviar. – Cameron Diaz
#8 Crispy Honey Chilli Potatoes
Courtesy of Richa, she shows us how to make extra crunchy french fries with sesame honey chilli sauce.
By battering the fries twice, they are guaranteed not to be soggy when eating.
You will continue dig in your bowl and lick your hands with this tasty sauce.
This family favorite recipe can be found here.
#9 A zest of Lemon and Herbs
This recipe from Linda adds a zest of lemon and herbs seasoning to her regular french fries.
With summer around the corner, you will enjoy eating your fries with this simple and easy to make citrusy seasoning with garlic and herbs galore.
Find it out here.
#10 Patatas Bravas (Spanish Style Fried Potatoes)
My last recipe idea is a bit different, this time with a Spanish twist.
In Spain, they fancy diced cut potatoes which can be either par-boiled before frying or fried directly with salt and smoked paprika.
Accompanied with garlic mayo, this can be your new go-to fries recipe, especially for the kids who will love them!
Have a look at the recipe here.
If you’re like me, you’ve already started cooking these recipes. Please let me know in the comment below which ones you loved.
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