Spice Essentials: Zesty French Fry Seasoning

Andy Anderson !


I put this combination of spices together for sprinkling over fresh hot fries. It did not disappoint. It might be good on other things, but I have yet to go beyond French fries.

It has a spicy, smoky heat that really compliments freshly made fries.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 2 tsp
    ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind
  • 1 tsp
    coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper

How to Make Spice Essentials: Zesty French Fry Seasoning


  2. Storage of homemade condiments and spices
    Because homemade spices and condiments do not contain any preservatives, it is important to store them properly. Non-reactive (glass) containers with tight-fitting lids are a must. If I am making a dry spice, I love to use old spice bottles that I have run through the dishwasher.

    If I am doing homemade sauces, I love using Weck jars. They are all glass, come in all sizes and shapes, and have excellent leakproof lids. If you shop online, you can go to Amazon, and type in “Weck Jars” and you will find a ton of them.

    Dry spices should be kept in a cool space, away from sunlight (spice cabinet), and sauces, in most cases, should be stored in the fridge.

    If properly stored this spice mix should last up to a year.
  3. If you are looking for a couple of good French fry recipes, here are two that you can try this recipe out on:


    Cooking Under Pressure: Two Step French Fries
  4. The cayenne pepper gives it its heat, so you might want to play with that ingredient. Possibly by starting with half the amount and going from there.
  5. If you want all the ingredients to be uniform, you might give it a few pulses in a spice grinder; however, it is not necessary.
  6. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  7. Mix all the spices together, and then store in a non-reactive jar, until needed.
  9. Sprinkle over freshly baked fries for a yummy treat or try it on something else and let me know how it goes. Enjoy.
  10. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Spice Essentials: Zesty French Fry Seasoning

Course/Dish: Seasoning Mixes
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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