literally 50 ways to eat french fries
not hungry? you will be. soon.
Published Apr 15, 2016 6:00 AM
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It’s hard to put into words how french fries make us feel, simply because they make us feel SO many things. The cycle usually starts with elation, before moving into a deep, loving satisfaction with a possible aftershock of guilt, depending on how full you happen to be. If you’ve already read this far, we probably don’t have to convince you to look through 50 recipes of mouthwatering french fry recipes, now do we? Read on for the 50 most delicious french fry recipes that will take your love of sliced—fried or baked—potatoes to an entirely new level.
(Pst, here’s the recipe for these oven baked french fries.)
fries with lemon salt and rosemary
You’ll need a mandoline to get the fine cut of these shoestring potatoes, but it will be worth it. Also, we’re now certain we must keep lemon salt on hand at all times.
tijuana street fries
If you’re not already slobbering all over your keyboard, there’s a problem.
everything bagel home fries
Like an everything bagel (!!), but in french fry form. Hold back the tears, everything is going to be okay.
french fry pizza
Forming a crust like you see here (and cutting triangle pieces…) is not required, but welcomed! You can also make pizza fries more like nachos and simply sprinkle the ingredients on top for a less formal serving option. But this makes for a better Instagram, TBH.
beer-soaked chili cheese fries
You can’t go wrong with a classic like chili cheese fries. Sharing is optional.
buffalo chicken waffle fries
We can’t get over the practicality of adding delicious buffalo chicken to thicker, sturdier waffle fries. Genius!
french fry nachos
Fries before guys… And nacho chips.
in-n-out animal style french fries
Not all of us have access to an In-N-Out Burger joint (yeah, we’re jealous of West Coasters—we admit it). Thankfully, a copycat recipe exists to satisfy our needs.
French fries are good, but curly fries? Nothing matches the joy of stuffing your face with these lively little spiraled wonders.
These fries are topped with ham, dill pickles, a creamy swiss cheese sauce, and a touch of mustard… Making them a delicious appetizer for any party (or game!).
skinny tandoori butter sweet potato fries with creamy baked harissa feta
We’ll try any french fry recipe that includes “skinny” at the beginning. Potatoes are a vegetable after all… But seriously, how delicious does this recipe sound? AND look?
baked lemon pepper french fries
Like regular fries, but better. Aka a bit spicier with tons of added flavor.
sweet potato fries wrapped in bacon
Proof you can wrap just about anything in bacon.
chorizo french fry nachos
We’ll never look at plain french fries the same way after laying eyes on this concoction…
apple pie fries
Fries can be desserts, too! So they’re not made from potatoes, but it still counts. Tell me you don’t want to stick these pie crust puffs into your mouth, effective immediately.
pad thai french fries
Pad thai isn’t just for noodles, silly! Add your favorite toppings and sauce to french fries and prepare for the meal of a lifetime.
skinny greek feta fries with roasted garlic saffron aioli
We’re not sure what sounds better—the fries or the aioli. Sounds like we better try both…
atop your burger
Looking for a new taste experience? Stuff your fries into your burger and go wild.
avocado fries with a curry lime dip
Baking avocados in slice form definitely counts as a fry. Trust us, they’re just as tasty.
buffalo falafel pitas with garlic blue cheese fries
Everything about this falafel looks SO right. Add them to your pita for an elevated experience or dip in yummy tzatziki.
cinnamon sugar sweet potato fries with vanilla icing dip
The icing on top of the sweet potato fries is such a beautiful sight, it almost brings tears to our eyes.
spicy dijon french fries
Add some spice to your french fry experience with red pepper flakes and chili powder.
basil garlic aioli
Warning: This is an aioli recipe from scratch! Aka you’re not just adding ingredients to mayo, which makes us want to try it even more.
cheesy cajun fries with grilled corn guacamole, bacon, and fried eggs
If we ate this for breakfast, we would no doubt climb right back into bed. Don’t judge.
baked yuca fries with creamy cilantro dip
If you’ve never tried yucca, a vegetable similar to a potato, consider making the switch—at least once. Especially if you’re feeling potato fatigue and need a vegetable reboot.
loaded greek sweet potato fries
Like a Greek salad but with fries as the base instead of lettuce! That sounds like a salad recipe we could get behind…
lebanese spiced french fries
The strongest flavor you’ll detect is za’tar, a spice blend made up of oregano, mint, sesame, sumac, and salt.
spicy baked jicama fries
Jicama resembles a potato, but is much sweeter. Bake it—don’t fry it—for a much healthier take on true french fries.
oven baked curry fries with tikka masala sauce
Again, who needs noodles! Or rice! Or chicken! (Okay, we need all of those things, but do you get our point?) We can feel our mouths salivating even after just a quick glance at this photo.
copycat chick-fil-a sauce
We all have special sauces we know, love, and can’t live without. Recreate the Chick-fil-A sauce for some yum in the comforts of your own home.
carne asada fries
Yum, yum, yum, yum, YUM is all we can think when faced with this recipe.
pumpkin pie fries
Baking pies is kind of a to-do… But making a low maintenance version in fry form is much more casual.
crispy baked garlic matchstick french fries
The author of this recipe described her french fries as crispy, salty, tender on the inside, garlicky, perfect with ketchup, and last but not least, slightly addictive.
crispy buffalo oven fries
This is a great vegetarian alternative to buffalo chicken wings. But we’re not gonna lie, we’d eat buffalo wings with a side of buffalo fries. We’re not above that.
beer barbecue pulled pork poutine
Everything about this beer barbecue gravy poutine sounds like something we’d devour in seconds. SECONDS!
extra crispy oven baked fries
Getting super crispy fries without, well, frying, is tough. Read on for tips to getting your crispiest crop.
pound cake fries with raspberry ketchup
Dessert fries can be dipped in ketchup, too! Just kidding, this raspberry sauce tastes nothing like ketchup, but is just as fun to dip fried stuff into.
whiskey bbq ketchup
This is not your average ketchup. Also, don’t go thinking you just add some BBQ sauce and whiskey. There’s more nuance to deliciousness like this, thank you very much.
roasted sweet potato wedges with no honey mustard sauce
If you like your mustard sans honey, we highly suggest checking out this recipe.
super food sweet potato dessert fries
We’ve never considered topping our fries with chocolate, but we certainly will now.
If you haven’t tried Canada’s one true delicacy, change that immediately.
sloppy joe sweet potato fries
A homemade classic topped on fries sounds like something we need to investigate further.
cajun baked sweet potato fries
Good news: You probably have all the spices necessary to make these flavorful fries.
It doesn’t get better than kimchi covered fries, does it?
lemon and herb french fries
Any added seasoning for our beloved french fries is welcome, including this lemon and herb recipe.
If one of your favorite dishes is pesto pasta, we found the recipe for you…
crispy old bay french fries
Old Bay seasoning is an East Coast classic. Buy it and season your own for a taste of summer anytime of year.
zesty ranch fries
If you’re above ranch seasoning read no further. If you’re not (like us), bake immediately.
spiralized shoestring garlic truffle fries
Spiralizers are SO fun to use—especially when the result is crowd-favorite truffle fries.