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How To Get Seasoning To Stick To Fries

Tired of making boring, poorly seasoned fries? Wondering how it’s possible to get perfectly located fries – even when you’re baking them?
Well, this recipe is for you. I have experimented with multiple popular techniques and tricks to find out what method rules supreme for seasoning your fries.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person
Calories 312 kcal


Paper bag


  • 1 portion fries baked or fried
  • 1 portion seasoning finely ground


How to get seasoning to stick to baked fries

  • You need to season baked fries before cooking them. Toss the french fries in oil and your chosen seasonings just before you put them in the oven. The oil acts as a glue for the seasonings, and it ensures a crispy finish.
  • As the fries cook, the oil soaks into them sticking your seasoning mix to the surface of the french fry. Don’t be stingy with the oil – the more you use the crispier the fries will be.
  • Taste the fries as soon as they come out of the oven and add more seasoning to taste. The steam from the hot fries should help the extra seasoning stick. If you’ve waited a bit too long, you can always lightly spritz them with some more oil.

How to get seasoning to stick to fried french fries

  • You should season deep-fried french fries as soon as you take them out of the oil. For the first few seconds, there’ll still be a lot of surface oil on the potato, which the seasoning can stick to.
  • Place the fries in a paper bag, add the seasonings, and shake vigorously.
  • If you miss the initial stickiness, the best thing to do is spritz your french fries lightly with olive oil and then add the seasoning. Do not pour the oil on because this will lead to soggy fries and uneven coverage.


Serving: 100gCalories: 312kcal
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