Jul 3, 2012

French Fry Seasoning

French Fry Seasoning

Creating spice mixes is one of my favorite kitchen pastimes. It’s a great way not only to save money, but also to control the salt content and to make sure I don’t ingest tons of additives either.

Plus—and this is a biggie—I get to make all kinds of crazy mixes. As a result of my idiosyncrasy, I’m now stuck with 2 cabinets filled to the brim with home-made burrito, five-spice, ranch, taco, stew, beef, pork and other exotic mixes.

This here is my beloved French fry seasoning. I’ll whip up a monster batch every 2 months or so and put it in empty containers. It’s the best, most flavorful, fry seasoning on the planet. 

I dissected the ingredients-list of a commercial seasoning some time ago, copied it, tried to come up with the right quantities and then I compulsively tweaked it.

I use it to liven up our fries and skillet baked potatoes, but in my kitchen it doubles as a fast chicken seasoning as well.

 

Ingredients:

3 tsp salt
1/2 tsp onion salt
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic pepper
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1 1/2 tsp sweet paprika powder
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried chives

Optional: add 1/4 to 1/2 a tsp dried chili flakes for a spicier version

 
Directions:

* technically you could just combine all ingredients and use it as is, but I prefer my fry seasoning to have a really fine grind, so I use a spice-mill.

 
Mix the salt, onion salt, garlic salt and onion powder.
French Fry Seasoning

Add the garlic pepper. This will give just thew right amount of kick.
French Fry Seasoning

In goes the curry powder. This was a basic, English curry powder.
French Fry Seasoning

Add the sweet paprika powder and dried herbs. Give it a few pulses and you’re all set.
French Fry Seasoning

I transfer it to a basic table top spice sprinkler and label it ‘Patat Kruiden’. Because Patat means French fries in Dutch.
French Fry Seasoning

French fries are great on their own, but this just gives them a little something special.
French Fry Seasoning

French Fry Seasoning
Ingredients
    3 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp onion salt
    1/2 tsp garlic salt
    1/2 tsp onion powder
    1 tsp garlic pepper
    1 1/2 tsp curry powder
    1 1/2 tsp sweet paprika powder
    1 tsp dried parsley
    1 tsp dried chives

    Optional: add 1/4 to 1/2 a tsp dried chili flakes for a spicier version

Directions
    Technically you combine all ingredients and use it as is, but I prefer my fry seasoning to have a really fine grind, so I use a spice-mill.

    Combine all spices and pulse a few times until you have a fine grind. Store in a table top sprinkler.

Meal type: spice-mixes
Servings: 1
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    9 Comments »

    1. 1

      Ja lekker en waar is de friet sauce :)

      Arrisje on Jul 3, 2012 @ 1:52 pm Reply
      1. Heb een heeeeele grote tube Gouda’s Glorie fritessaus staan. De lekkerste :)

        Kay on Jul 3, 2012 @ 1:54 pm Reply
    2. 2

      I love well-seasoned fries. Yum. Surprised to see curry in your mix! Sounds really good.

      Lana @ Never Enough Thyme on Jul 3, 2012 @ 2:44 pm Reply
      1. It’s one of the main ingredients in Dutch fry seasonings it seems. Must say it adds a wonderful flavor, can’t imagine my mix without it!

        Kay on Jul 3, 2012 @ 2:51 pm Reply
    3. 3

      Very nice combination of spices. Excellent pictures as well, though the fries look more Belgian than French.

      Bingo Haley on Jul 3, 2012 @ 4:07 pm Reply
      1. The fries weren’t part of the recipe … they were there strictly for photography purposes :)

        McDonalds sells real French fries here and you can buy them pre-sliced/pre-fried and fry them yourself. Other than that, you won’t see them a lot here. These are Dutch fries, a size inbetween the Belgian and French fries and is pretty typical for NL and Germany, I believe. I do happen to have a french fry maker with 3 different blades, it goes from French fries to really thick Belgian fries.

        Kay on Jul 3, 2012 @ 5:16 pm Reply
    4. 4

      Sounds delicious!  Its fascinating to me that McDonald’s sells french fries that you can fry at home!  I am not a huge McDonald’s fan but I do love their french fries!  Wish they sold them like that here in the U.S. because I would definitely buy them and bring them home to fry!!

      Tracy (Oklahoma) on Jul 3, 2012 @ 5:32 pm Reply
      1. No, I mean McdDonalds sells these french fries (ready to eat) and our supermarkets carry a (small) selection of pre-fried French fries… most of the NL snackbars sell the thicker Dutch fries :)

        Kay on Jul 3, 2012 @ 5:34 pm Reply
    5. 5

      This looks great and I think that I already have all of these spices at home.

      Michelle on Jul 7, 2012 @ 4:37 am Reply

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