Homemade Spicy French Fries

Homemade Spicy French Fries

I am a french fries kind of girl! I mean who isn’t right? French fries should be a super food. We all love them and they go with just about everything!

I have so many memories of eating french fries. Whether it be on the Jersey boardwalk eating curly fries with vinegar or my first taste of McDonalds fries or even my mom’s homemade version.

As much as I love french fries, I have never made them from scratch…until now. This

This Homemade Spicy French Fries recipe really adds a great flavor to this food classic.

Homemade Spicy French Fries I actually made two versions of these yummy fries…one with a little heat for my husband and I. The other is kid friendly with less spice.

The first thing you do is soak the potatoes in water for a few minutes. It makes the cooking process easier.

Homemade Spicy French Fries Then I cut up 4 large potatoes into strips. Always cut the potato long ways so they are even.

Put your cut-up potatoes in a ziplock bag.

Homemade Spicy French Fries

Then you add the olive oil and spices.

For the spicer version, I used garlic, paprika, onion powder, chili powder and salt & pepper.

Homemade Spicy French Fries

For the kids version, I added the olive oil, garlic, greek seasoning plus salt & pepper.

Homemade Spicy French Fries

Close the bag and shake. You will actually use your hands outside the bag to mix everything up. You want to make sure each of the potatoes is covered in the olive oil and spices.

You want to cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray before you add the fries to the pan.

Homemade Spicy French Fries

In the oven at 450 degrees, cook the fries for 30-45 minutes. The time will depend on how crispy you like your fries. I like them crunchy so I left mine in for 45 minutes.

Add a little more salt and enjoy!

Homemade Spicy French Fries

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 4 large Potatoes sliced in long strips
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Soak the potatoes in water for about 5 minutes
  3. Cut up the potatoes into long strips
  4. Put the cut-up potatoes into a large ziplock bag
  5. Add olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, chili powder, pinch of salt and fresh pepper
  6. Close up the bag and shake the olive oil and seasonings to make sure each potato strip is covered
  7. Add aluminum foil to a cookie sheet and spray non-stick spray to the foil
  8. Spread out the french fries evenly on the cookie sheet
  9. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until the fries are browned and to your liking

Recipe Notes

The kid version follows the same directions with the exception of the spices. After you add the olive oil to the bag, use 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of greek seasoning and the salt & pepper. Cook for the same amount of time.

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