Crispy Homemade Fries

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Learn the secret to making my favorite, seasoned crispy homemade fries from russet potatoes. These are easy to make ahead of time, air fry them or bake them in the oven for a crunchy spiced snack or side dish. This recipe has an optional dipping sauce recipe but these are delicious with ketchup or on their own.

Crispy Homemade Fries up close on a green plate with sauce.
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Why Make These Crispy Homemade Fries

These fried are so delicious. Coated with olive oil and lots of seasoning they have a little kick, they are addicting and they are crispy good. These Crispy Homemade Fries come together in about 20 minutes or less. They are the crispiest cooked in the air fryer, but I have baking instructions as well. These fries are family approved, I have been making them for years and all my friends and family request them. I love to dip them in my miso tahini dressing but they are JUST as delicious dipped in ketchup.

The dressing is a little sweet and very savory with creamy tahini. It has a yummy umami flavor to it. It’s great with these fries especially if you choose sweet potato fries. Otherwise pick your favorite dip of choice.

Ingredients Needed For This Recipe

Crispy Homemade Fries Ingredients on a counter.

Russet Potatoes. Sweet potatoes will also work. These are the best two potatoes for this recipe.

Olive Oil. Avocado oil will also work wonderfully. Be sure your olive oil is neutral and mild in flavor.

Seasonings. Garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, smokey paprika, salt, pepper, oregano.

Fresh Parsley. For garnish and color.

Ingredients For the Optional Dressing*

Tahini. Well stirred.

Miso.

Honey.

Lemon.

Steps To Make

Step One. If using the oven, preheat to 375º Slice your fries carefully and into even sized fries. The closer they are in size and thickness, the more even they will cook. Add the fries to a large bowl.

Step Two. In a small bowl, whisk all seasonings together. Sprinkle seasoning all over the fries in the bowl followed by the oil. Next, mix the fries well. I use my hand for this step, I find it coats the fries the most evenly.

Step Three. If making the dressing, add all ingredients to a small bowl including water. Mix well with a whisk or blend in a high speed blender.

Step Five. If baking, place fries in an even layer not touching on a parchment lined cooking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, be sure to flip them halfway in between. For the air-fryer: Lay fries on basket in an even layer, try to have the fries not overlapping g as much as you can. Set air fryer to 375º and cook for 15 minutes. Add chopped parsley for garnish and enjoy!

Crispy Homemade Fries up close and served with ketchup.

Recipe FAQ’s

Can I use sweet potatoes?

Yes! I love to use sweet potatoes for this recipe they are delicious.

Can I make these spicier?

Yes! add 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper to the mix for more heat

How long will these keep?

I suggest enjoying them right away, but they will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just reheat them on the air fryer or oven to keep things crispy.

Recipe Pairings

These fries would be wonderful with my Santa Fe Salad, Turkey Smash Burgers, Cajun Chicken Wraps or Burger Bowls. You can also enjoy them on their own for a snack or appetizer.

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Crispy Homemade Fries
5 from 2 votes

Crispy Homemade Fries

Learn the secret to making my favorite, seasoned homemade French fries from russet potatoes. These are easy to make ahead of time, air fry or bake them in the oven for a crunchy spiced snack or side dish.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients 

  • 2 russet potatoes , *see notes
  • tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp course salt
  • ½ tbsp oregano
  • ½ tbsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley , *see notes

Optional Miso Tahini Dipping Sauce

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • ½ tsp honey
  • ½ tsp miso paste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions 

  • If using the oven, preheat to 375º Slice your fries carefully and into even sized fries. The closer they are in size and thickness, the more even they will cook. Add the fries to a large bowl. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk all seasonings together. Sprinkle seasoning all over the fries in the bowl followed by the oil. Next, mix the fries well. I use my hand for this step, I find it coats the fries the most evenly. 
  • If making the dressing, add all ingredients to a small bowl including water. Mix well with a whisk or blend in a high speed blender.
  • If baking, place fries in an even layer not touching on a parchment lined cooking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, be sure to flip them halfway in between. For the air-fryer: Lay fries on basket in an even layer, try to have the fries not overlapping g as much as you can. Set air fryer to 375º and cook for 15 minutes. 

Notes

*sweet potatoes will also work great for this recipe.
*this is for garnish!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 1235mg | Potassium: 1016mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 333
Keyword: 20 minute
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  1. 5 stars
    These are wonderful. I have been making them for a few months now with my kids meals and they just love them.