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Homemade Crispy Seasoned French Fries

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"My family loves French fries and with 4 children the bag fries from the store just weren't enough and became too expensive. So I tried batter - after all it makes chicken, shrimp, and onion rings crispy so why not potatoes. Now even my husband can't get enough of these French fries. They even stay crispy when you reheat in the microwave."
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25 m servings 192 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Slice potatoes into French fries, and place into cold water so they won't turn brown while you prepare the oil.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. While the oil is heating, sift the flour, garlic salt, onion salt, (regular) salt, and paprika into a large bowl. Gradually stir in enough water so that the mixture can be drizzled from a spoon.
  3. Dip potato slices into the batter one at a time, and place in the hot oil so they are not touching at first. The fries must be placed into the skillet one at a time, or they will clump together. Fry until golden brown and crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 192 calories; 3.1 g fat; 37.8 g carbohydrates; 3.9 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 751 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Excellent fries! Even using cheap potatoes, I got crisp fries. I used a deep fryer and added beer (lager) instead of water. For those wondering about dipping each fry seperatly...thin your batte...

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Thse were just ok to me. The batter made nice texture, but I had to add a lot more seasoning before I really tasted anything. Maybe it's just me, and I like bolder flavors, or maybe I did someth...

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Excellent fries! Even using cheap potatoes, I got crisp fries. I used a deep fryer and added beer (lager) instead of water. For those wondering about dipping each fry seperatly...thin your batte...

Instead of frying, I BAKED these in the oven, which took about an hour or longer, but they came out nice and crispy on the outside. I just used flour, seasoned salt, cayenne and basil, then add...

LILSPINSTER's review was really helpful! I baked them the way she suggested (but for 45 minutes at 350 in my oven though... watch the fries after 30 minutes), and they turned out great. Great va...

WOW! These fries are literally the very best I have ever had in my life! Absolutely NO exaggeration! I was a little uneasy when I added water to the flour mixture, and I needed far more than 1/2...

These were delicious! My best friend's husband actually told me I would have to come live at their house so I could make them whenever he wanted made them with the Easy French Dip...

My daughter asked for homemade french fries. I wanted to try this but she insisted she liked plain fried potatoes better, so I did both. Hers were soggy and bland. These (i added a dash of ca...

everyone really liked these fries, but they took a long time to make, 8-10 minutes per skillet-full and you can't put too many in to cook at one time or they end up stuck together. I was at the...

These were great! I did add alot more seasoning to the batter because I could tell it needed more. I added some garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper and regular pepper to it. These tur...

I just made this for dinner and we loved it. I used the batter with 3 potatoes and two chicken breasts (for buffalo chicken sandwiches, I just coated the chicken with hot sauce after frying). Y...