A tasty french fry seasoning that is so much like that restaurant favorite. Keep a stash for when you want to bake homemade fries or roast up some veggies. Vegan and gluten-free, with a salt-free option included in the recipe.
About this fry seasoning
As a kid, I would try to get as much seasoning as I could on each bite of french fry when we went to our favorite burger place. I wasn't so into the burgers, but I loved those french fries! I wanted to replicate that experience at home with this seasoning mix recipe. It doesn't have to be just for fries - I keep looking for more ways to enjoy this mix, like sprinkling it on roasted brussels sprouts, yum.
It's all about the flavors! There's a nice amount of garlic and onion, a bit of sweet and a bit of heat, some earthy herbs - it's a well-rounded flavor profile that elevates veggies to a whole new level.
Ingredients & Variations
Here's what you'll need for this fry seasoning:
coconut sugar or date sugar
pepper, black , white, pink, rainbow - whichever you'd like
celery seeds or celery salt (if using the salt, you may want to reduce the regular salt)
There's a balance of flavors that I love here; that said, feel free to play with portions. If you love garlic, go ahead and add more than the recommended, for example. For more of the sweet note of sun-dried tomato, add two instead.
Some of the ingredients are not already ground fine, so I like to grind all the ingredients together before jarring them. I use a small food processor; a spice grinder or blender could also be used.
You can skip this step if you don't mind bigger pieces of certain ingredients, like celery seeds and oregano. This will alter the flavors a bit, keeping them from combining fully.
A funnel is so helpful for getting the spices from the grinder to the spice jar - I highly recommend using one! Don't have one? Using a teaspoon or small spatula to help guide the spices works, too.
First, chop the sun-dried tomato into small bits. It can be difficult for whatever tool you're using to break it down enough, so we're helping. Note: Make sure you're using a very dry sun-dried tomato. If not, or your hands are wet when handling it, wait until it's fully dry again to avoid any moisture getting into the seasoning mix.
After the sun-dried tomato is chopped, add all ingredients to the food processor, blender, or grinder. Grind until all the bits are similar in size, like sand. The tomato may be a bit larger and that's ok.
Then, pour the ground spices into a spice jar, using a funnel or guiding the spices with a small spatula or spoon.
This seasoning is so delicious on home baked french fries or roasted veggies, or salads - or really anything savory!
To help it stick to your food, spray first with a spray bottle of balsamic vinegar or coconut aminos.
The nutritional figures below are based on about a ½ teaspoon per person.
If the seasoning didn't come in contact with moisture while making it, it should last in a cool dark place for months.
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French Fry Seasoning Recipe
- Small food processor or spice grinder or blender
- Funnel optional, helpful for pouring the spices into a spice jar
- 1 sun-dried tomato fully dry, not in oil
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon garlic granules or powder
- 1 tablespoon onion granules or powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika sweet
- 1 teaspoon salt optional, see notes
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar or date sugar
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon black pepper or a mix
- ⅛ teaspoon sage dried
- ⅛ teaspoon oregano dried
- ⅛ teaspoon chili powder mild to hot, your preference
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/16 teaspoon celery seed or celery salt; can reduce salt amount if necessary
- Chop the sun-dried tomato into small pieces and add it to the food processor (or spice grinder/blender).
- Add the remaining ingredients to the processor. Grind until all the pieces are about broken down to about the same degree.
- Store in a sealed jar. Using a funnel can help with pouring.