French Fry Seasoning

French Fry Seasoning makes your fries irresistibly flavorful. This homemade spice blend is quick to make and perfect for fresh or frozen fries. Once you try our fry seasoning recipe, you’ll never go back!

French fry seasoning with a metal measuring spoon.

You can’t go wrong with a big basket of hot, crispy French fries. In fact, they’re one of my top 5 favorite foods.

The best way to elevate freshly made fries, besides adding melted cheese, bacon, and ranch dressing, is to season them with a tasty spice blend. When I’m in a rush, I tend to reach for Lawry’s French Fry Seasoning or seasoned salt.

If I have a few minutes, I’ll put together our French fry seasoning recipe. It’s flavorful, a little salty, and completely versatile. You’ll never want plain French fries again!

Best Ways to Apply This Seasoning Blend

For Deep-Fried French Fries: Place the hot fries into a large bowl as soon as they finish cooking. Sprinkle on the desired amount of seasoning, and toss to combine.

For Air-Fried French Fries: Spray the fries with a light coating of avocado or olive oil, then air fry. After the fries finish cooking, toss with the desired amount of seasoning.

For Oven-Baked French Fries: After the fries finish baking, spray with a very light coating of olive oil spray using an olive oil sprayer, and toss to coat. Add the fry seasoning, and toss once more.


Place the leftover seasoning mix in an airtight container or a small glass jar with a tight-fitting lid, and store in a cabinet or pantry for up to 6 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of fries can I use this seasoning for?

You can use this seasoning for any type of fries – fresh, frozen, deep-fried, air-fried, or oven-baked fries.

Can I adjust the amount of heat in this seasoning?

Absolutely! The cayenne pepper in this recipe is optional and can be adjusted for heat preference.

Side view of seasoned french fries on parchment paper.

What other dishes can I use this seasoning on?

While this is a french fry seasoning, it’s also great on roasted potatoes, grilled vegetables, baked potatoes, onion rings, or popcorn.

Should I add salt to my fries before or after applying this seasoning?

Our recipe for french fry seasoning already includes garlic salt, but you can taste the fries after applying the seasoning, and add additional salt if desired.

Can I substitute any of the spices in this recipe?

Yes, this recipe is very flexible, and you can substitute or omit ingredients based on your personal preferences. However, we believe this combination provides the best flavor.

How much fry seasoning does this recipe make?

As written, it makes about approximately ¼ cup.

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Close up view of a seasoning blend in a bowl.

French Fry Seasoning

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika, sweet or smoked
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional for added heat
  • Salt, to taste (optional)


  • Combine all the ingredients, except the added salt.
    2 teaspoons garlic salt
    2 teaspoons paprika
    2 teaspoons dried parsley
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    ½ teaspoon dried oregano
    ¼ teaspoon chili powder
    ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
    ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Sprinkle as much as desired over freshly made French fries. Taste, and add extra salt if needed.
  • Scroll up and see the post for tips, FAQs, and storage recommendations.

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*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 tablespoon. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.
*This seasoning is salty, so adjust the garlic salt if desired. We recommend adding additional salt only if needed.


Serving: 1tablespoonCalories: 6kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.03gSodium: 1166mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 587IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.4mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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