10 Next-Level Homemade French Fries Recipes
French fries are one of those foods that you don't really need to dress up to make good. They just are good, pretty much all the time. But sometimes it's fun to add a little kick — a little garlic, a little bacon, maybe some jalepeño. With these 10 next-level French fries recipes, you'll be able to keep your taste buds — and burger night— fresh and flavorful.
Chef John's French Fries
There's nothing like the classics, and this recipe from Chef John reveals a little-known secret: "Any decent French fry needs to be twice fried," he writes in this recipe. "The first frying in done at a lower temperature, which softens the potato and prepares the starchy surface for the second frying's crispification."
Air Fryer French Fries
Putting potatoes into an air fryer will yield you some crispy spuds any way you cook them, and sure, you could stop there, but Chef John has a trick up his sleeve to make these air fryer French fries much crisper.
Oven Baked Garlic and Parmesan Fries
Thyme, Parmesan, and parsley make for a "highly addictive" oven-roasted French fry recipe according to recipe reviewer Jillian.
Curried Cottage Fries
Clearly a fan of Melanknee's curry, paprika, and Parmesan combo (though these are baked, not fried), recipe reviewer Valerie Weiler-Hinch declares, "THIS is how I'm going to roast potatoes from now on!!"
Salt and Pepper Skillet Fries
A quick, skillet-friendly recipe, skillet fries are ideal for creating rustic fries with lots of crispy bits. Reviewer cheftoonces says, "I used to bake our homemade fries, but in the summer, I was looking for an easy stove top version. I found this recipe and I like it even better!!"
Crispy potatoes, meet crispy bacon. This out-of-this-world French fries recipe may be too decadent for weekly dinners, but it's just right for a game night or party.
Nene's Jalapeno Hot Fries
Soup Loving Nicole says these deep-fried French fries with jalepeño chili oil, jalepeño pepper, and jalepeño hot sauce by JEANENNE1 were "SO flavorful but not overwhelming in the heat department." Sounds like spicy fry perfection.
Cajun Baked French Fries
These oven-roasted fries with a dose of Cajun seasoning are quite the crowd-pleaser: "These are absolutely amazing fries," says recipe reviewer, pryors4 of Kristina Harrison Krueger's recipe. "Even my picky kids love them!"
Old Bay® Fries
Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
After you've mastered white potato fries, it's time to try sweet ones. The basic french fry-cooking rules still apply here, but the combination of sweet potato and spicy seasoning is a truly special treat.