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The Best Homemade French Fry Seasoning

This homemade French fry seasoning will level up your fries my friend. Whether you make them from scratch or just buy some frozen ones, this easy spice blend will make them taste so much better. 

And on top of that, such a homemade spice mix is a lovely little gift which you can make yourself within minutes. All you need a few staple spices which you probably already have on hand.

If you love homemade spices, make sure to check out my post on how to make four different kinds of homemade seasoned salt!

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Crispy oven baked fries with homemade French fry seasoning served with two dips.
Crispy fries seasoned with a homemade French fry seasoning.

About this Recipe

Whether you’re still looking for a little gift, a way to save some money with your groceries these days, or a way to cut down on unnecessary flavor enhancers. All of these are good reasons to simply make your own spice blends! 

And having a really good French fry seasoning in your pantry is essential, isn’t it? Not only will you be able to refine your store-bought frozen fries, but you can also give your homemade oven baked fries an authentic taste.

But the best part is, that you probably already have all the essential spices, which we will need for this recipe, hanging around in your pantry. 


For your homemade fry seasoning you’re going to need …

  • (kosher) salt
  • smoked paprika 
  • sweet paprika powder
  • dried garlic flakes 
  • dried onion flakes 
  • turmeric
  • coconut blossom sugar or some brown sugar
Spice jar with homemade French fry seasoning surrounded by little bowls filled with different spices.
These seven staple spices are all you need for our homemade fry seasoning.

Substitutions and Variations 

If you just have smoked or sweet paprika on hand you can substitute the one with the other. But if possible, I would recommend to mix those two types as shown in the recipe. 

Garlic and onion flakes can be replaced by garlic and onion powder. And if you can’t find turmeric or don’t have it on hand, you can replace it with twice the amount of curry powder. 

Furthermore, you can substitute coconut blossom sugar with brown sugar or you can use white sugar in a pinch.

How to Make this Recipe

The recipe for our homemade French fry seasoning is very simple, as we just mix all the ingredients together. So, in a bowl, put eight teaspoons of salt. Then we add one teaspoon of smoked paprika and two teaspoons of sweet paprika.

Next, add two teaspoons each of garlic and onion flakes as well as two teaspoons of sugar and half a teaspoon of turmeric. Now give it all a mix before transferring it to a spice jar.

By the way, my spice jars are from Amazon, and I think they’re quite cute. So, especially if you want to gift this spice mix to somebody, these little spice jars are a pretty and practical package. 

Crispy oven baked fries with homemade French fry seasoning served with two dips.
Seasoned with this homemade French fry spice blend even healthy, oven baked fries taste damn delicious.

Homemade Oven Baked Fries

If you just want to use your fry seasoning to spice up the pre-fried frozen fries, that’s great. Just put your baked, fried or air-fried fries in a bowl, sprinkle some of the seasoning on top, and give a good toss.

But, since I like things a little bit healthier, I want to show you how to use the seasoning for homemade oven baked fries

To do this, first grab some waxy potatoes and wash or peel them. Then cut them into thin strips and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Next. drizzle a tiny bit of oil over the fries, about a teaspoon per 250 to 300 grams of potatoes (approx. 8.8 oz to 10.5 oz), as well as some of the French fry seasoning. Half a teaspoon per two serving (meaning 500 to 600 grams) is enough for now. Give it a toss, just using your hands, and make sure that the fries are not lying on top, but nicely next to each other.

Then put the tray into the preheated oven at 200°C or 400°F. In total, the fries will need about 30 to 40 minutes, but flip them once after half or two-thirds of the time.

After baking, put the crispy fries in a large bowl and sprinkle a little more of our fry spice mix on top. Shake the bowl well and the fries are ready to serve.

Thin potato slices on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Make sure your fries are laying next to each other and flip them over after half or two-thirds of the time.

Here’s How to Keep this Seasoning

The spice blend keeps best in an airtight spice jar. If you don’t want to spend extra money on such a jar, you can also pick up an old spice jar, rinse and dry it well, and then simply recycle it for our homemade seasoning.

Your Common Questions Answered

In case there are any questions left, I hope these FAQ will help you. If not, feel free to drop your question in the comments below.

Does this French fry seasoning also go well with sweet potato fries?

100 per cent. It will taste at least as good with homemade or store-bought sweet potato fries.

If I don’t have one ingredient, how can I substitute it?

Instead of smoked paprika, you can use hot paprika or a little more of the sweet paprika. Instead of dried garlic and onion flakes, use garlic and onion powder, and instead of turmeric, use twice the amount of curry powder. Coconut blossom sugar can be substituted for brown sugar or white sugar in a pinch.

Are there more spice blends I can make myself?

So glad you asked. There’s another post on the blog where I show you four different types of homemade seasoned salt

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I hope you like this homemade French fry seasoning recipe and that you give it a try soon. If you have any further questions or suggestions, feel free to drop them in the comments, or send me a massage via email at or Instagram (@julesbalancedrecipes). 

In case, you’ve tried this recipe, I’d appreciate your comment and rating for this recipe. It’s easy to do via the comments section below this post and it would mean the world to me.

And if you loved this recipe, you may also like some of my homemade seasoned salt recipes!

Have fun trying it out and bon appétit,

Crispy oven baked fries with homemade French fry seasoning served with two dips.

French Fry Seasoning

Julia Schmitt
This homemade French fry seasoning will level up your fries and is easy on your wallet. It goes well with homemade oven baked fries (check out the blog post above) or with baked, fried or air-fried store-bought ones.
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Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course spices
Cuisine American
Servings 18 servings


  • 1 spice jar


  • 8 tsp (kosher) salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp dried garlic flakes (alternatively garlic powder)
  • 2 tsp dried onion flakes (alternatively onion powder)
  • ½ tsp turmeric (alternatively 1 tsp of curry powder)
  • 2 tsp coconut blossom sugar (alternatively brown sugar)


  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together and then transfer the spice blend to an airtight spice jar.


Check out the blog post for my homemade oven baked fries recipe.
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