Types of Fries – Craving a delicious side dish but not sure what to make? Look no further than fries!
Fries are the perfect accompaniment to any meal, and they come in an endless variety of flavors. From classic French fries to zesty sweet potato wedges, there’s something for everyone.
Today we’ll explore all the different types of fries out there so you can find the perfect fry recipe for your next dinner or lunch!
Tips for the Perfect Fries
- Always soak the potatoes: To get crispier fries, soak your sliced potatoes in cold water for at least an hour or overnight. This step removes excess potato starch, which can cause fries to stick together and not crisp up as nicely.
- Dry the potatoes thoroughly: After soaking, dry the potatoes completely before cooking. Any moisture on the surface can cause the oil to splatter and can also affect the crispiness of the fries.
- Temperature is key: Whether you’re deep-frying, air frying, or baking, maintaining the correct temperature is crucial. Refer to the individual recipes, and stick to the recommended temperature.
- Season while hot: Season your fries with salt while they’re still hot from the fryer or oven. The residual heat helps the seasoning stick to the fries.
- Choose the right potato: Russet potatoes are generally the best for making fries due to their high starch content, which yields a crispy exterior and fluffy interior.
- Cut evenly: Try to cut your fries into even shapes and sizes to ensure they cook at the same rate.
- Do not let them sit: Serve your fries immediately for the best texture and flavor. Fries tend to lose their crispiness quite quickly.
Types of French Fries:
1. Steak Fries
Guys, skip the mess and oil, as this homemade Steak Fries recipe will make your life easier and healthier.
You will love the perfect crispiness on your potato wedges and they are well seasoned. You just need to follow some tips to make it perfect every time.
So, give it a sure try, and make an amazing side dish to add to your favorite mains!
Get the Recipe: Steak Fries
2. Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potato Fries are the hot new craze going on these days, so we got you our excellent recipe to try, Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries.
These addictive sweet fries are perfectly seasoned and then baked to crispy perfection, with our tips.
You’ll love these gluten-free, vegetarian sweet potato fries for sure!
Get the Recipe: Baked Sweet Potato Fries
3. Homemade French Fries
Now, master making Homemade French Fries perfectly light, golden, and crispy every time, with this incredible recipe.
To make this classic, you need: russet potatoes, oil, salt, pepper, and some recipe tips. Then, this delicious version of French fries is ready to devour!
4. Air Fryer French Fries
Now, you can experience the crispiest French Fries, made in your air fryer. They’re super easy to make and a much healthier option than deep-fried.
You just have to slice your potatoes thinly, toss in oil and your favorite seasoning. Then, cook until crispy and crunchy, all done.
Guys, these Air Fryer French Fries are the perfect after-school snack and side to any of your favorite meals!
5. Truffle Fries
Guys, make restaurant-worthy Truffle Fries at home, with the help of this amazing recipe!
You will be amazed, that only adding parmesan cheese and truffle oil, can make your fries so, so delicious and perfect. This recipe is super versatile, so you can easily make it your own.
Plus, you can make it in the air fryer or deep fryer, and they’ll come out delicious every time.
Don’t forget to make parmesan aioli dip for these crunchy sticks!
6. Greek Fries
Have you given your classic French fries a Greek makeover? If not, then try this ultimate Greek Fries recipe, and see how you’ll get hooked on this version.
The super flavorful homemade seasoning blend of oregano, garlic, and dill, gives amazing flavors to your perfectly baked potatoes.
Next, jazz it up in more of a Mediterranean style, by sprinkling feta cheese, onion, and herbs, to make it extra magical!
7. Oven Baked Tuscan Fries
These Oven Baked Tuscan Fries are not just fries, they’re the best fries ever!
They are healthy, since they’re oven-fried. And using lots of fresh rosemary, sage, and garlic makes them simply delicious, every time.
You’ll love these extra crispy outside and soft inside fries. It’s so hard to believe that these aren’t fried. What are you waiting for? Try this recipe tonight, and impress everyone!
8. Garlic Fries
If you’re a fan of French fries, then give a garlicky twist to your classic best, with this Garlic Fries recipe. It’ll become your new favorite version.
These fries are perfectly crispy, bold, and savory, thanks to real garlic, melted butter, parmesan, and parsley. They’re simply divine!
You really can’t go wrong with this style of French fries. It’s a tantalizing appetizer or a side to your mains. This one will rock any meal!
This New Year, surprise everyone with this fabulous Canadian Poutine. It will be your new and fun party snack, that’s absolutely scrumptious.
Poutine is a wonderful dish consisting of French fries and cheese curds, all slathered in super flavorful gravy. This recipe will help you make the best version of this ultimate dish.
It will turn out so amazing, that we bet you will add this recipe to your favorite repertoire!
10. Garlic Parmesan Herb Butter Polenta Fries
If you think polenta fries are hard to make, then you are mistaken. This Garlic Parmesan Herb Butter Polenta Fries recipe is super easy and fun to make.
Imagine, crispy polenta fries tossed in garlic parmesan herb butter and then served with easy, creamy lemon aioli. This makes a stunning appetizer for your summer get-together, or parties. Try these fries, and we bet they will be an instant hit at any event!
11. Ultimate Chili Cheese Fries
Do you like loaded fries? You’ll surely love these Ultimate Chili Cheese Fries.
In this recipe, there are 5 easy steps to follow, to make this the ultimate dish. Until you try this incredible style, you will not know how many flavors and textures you were missing in your life!
The recipe toppings are super versatile, so you can make it your own. Give these ultimate chili cheese fries a sure try!
12. Air Fryer Waffle Fries
Waffle Fries are a great option for game-time snacks, get-togethers, or any event.
This foolproof air fryer recipe is must have in everyone’s collection. You just need to follow 2 simple steps, and then toss all in your favorite seasoning and serve immediately.
We bet you’ll need 2 to 3 servings of this addictive snack. Simply serve with a perfect dipping sauce, and enjoy!
13. Homemade Air Fryer Curly Fries
Bored with your regular fries? Then give this Homemade Air Fryer Curly Fries a definite try. They’re super easy and quick to make and a healthier option, too.
This easy-to-follow recipe will make the best fries ever. Please don’t miss out on this goodness of fries.
Enjoy these curly fries with your loved ones!
14. Shoestring French Fries (Julienne-Cut)
Guys, now try Shoestring French Fries aka Julienne Cut, at home, with this amazingly easy recipe.
You need only 5 easy ingredients to make it in this style. The stove top and air fryer instructions are also given, so choose your method accordingly.
We guarantee everyone will love to enjoy these super thin, perfectly crisp fries. They’ll be great as a side dish and a hit with your favorite dip. Enjoy!
15. Carne Asada Fries (Loaded Fries)
Here’s a loaded fries recipe for you, Carne Asada Fries, another future favorite recipe.
This American Southwest specialty is simply divine. You will love the combination of cheese, steak, pico de Gallo, guacamole, jalapeños, and sour cream, all loaded over your perfectly crispy French fries.
It’s actually a great way to enjoy an American twist on your Mexican delight.
Be sure to give them a try!
16. Southern Home Fries
Okay, these Southern Home Fries are different from your regular fries. They make a great alternative for a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
This delish dish is made with diced potatoes, peppers, onions, and seasonings. It comes out so amazing, that you can seriously enjoy it on its own. You can also pair with your favorite eggs, or gravy.
It’s a must-try recipe for sure!
17. German Potato Fries ( Bratkartoffeln )
Get ready to experience an authentic German version of pan-fried potatoes, with this insanely delicious recipe Bratkartoffeln, aka German Potato Fries.
In this popular dish, potatoes are pan-fried with onions, crisp bacon, and fresh herbs, getting some really awesome flavors and textures to your potato fries.
Relish this as a great appetizer or it can be the best side dish to many of your favorite mains. So versatile, enjoy!
18. Loaded Cheese Fries
Planning to throw a game day party or another event? These loaded Cheese Fries are a must, on your snack menu.
These pile-high fries are loaded with melty cheese, bacon, green onions and more of your favorite toppings, which makes these fries simply outstanding.
Serving these fries with sour cream and homemade ranch for dipping, makes them even more addictive!
19. Smiley Fries
For your hectic days, try these Smiley Fries. They’re an easy and convenient snack or meal for your hungry kids, and we’re sure they will enjoy them happily.
You just have to pop them in your air fryer or oven and make this simple yet addictive delight. This recipe also includes various options to jazz it up more, so you can appreciate these smileys, thoroughly.
Try it, you will love it!
20. Crispy Cottage Fries
Okay, now these Crispy Cottage Fries can make any of your events a huge hit. They have the perfectly crisped outside and super fluffy inside, which everyone will fall in love with.
All you have to do is cut your russet potatoes into half inch rounds, season them well, and then roast them to perfection. They comes out so amazing, that you’ll definitely get recipe requests for this one!
21. Crab Fries
Need some tasty loaded fries that are special and unique? Give these Crab Fries a try. They’ll surely stand out from the rest of your summer appetizers!
This features double-fried fries that are topped with crabmeat, crispy garlic, and a drizzle of aioli, which makes them absolutely delectable.
You just have to follow this recipe’s tips and tricks to make it top-notch every time!
22. Peri Peri Fries
Making Peri Peri Fries at home is ridiculously easy. This one is a naturally vegan and gluten-free recipe, that you will keep super handy.
First, you have to make matchstick sliced potato fries that are baked to crispy perfection, and then toss with a bold homemade blend of peri-peri seasoning. These fries are simply out-of-this-world delicious!
If you love a spicy kick in your fries, then this recipe is a must-try!
23. Jerk Fries
Yet another smashing recipe for all spice lovers, Jerk Fries!
These easy crispy oven-fried fries are tossed in a spicy homemade jerk seasoning and then served with creamy chipotle aioli. They complement each other just fantastically.
Great appetizer for any event.
24. Mexican Fries
Craving some food truck version of fries? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with these excellent Mexican Fries. They will surely satisfy all your taste buds.
These are sweet potato fries that are baked to perfection and then the great mashup happens when you cover these fries with melted white cheddar cheese and your favorite Mexican toppings.
It definitely a great recipe to keep in your back pocket for all your Mexican cravings!
25. Zucchini Fries
Looking for low-calorie and healthy snacks? Then look no further than these delicious Zucchini Fries!
All you need is a few simple ingredients and an oven to make these perfectly healthy, low-fat, and paleo fries. The combination of jalapenos, panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese makes them simply exceptional.
So anyone who’s on a low-calorie diet, this one is for you.
26. Cajun Fries
If you’re a fan of Five Guys? Then we have one of the best copycat recipes for you, Cajun Fries.
These homemade fries turn out perfectly crispy, spicy, and super flavorful. You just have to follow this easy recipe and you’re set.
Also, you can make this version in the oven or in an air fryer, which makes them healthy too.
27. Kimchi Fries
Give your fries a Korean twist with this impressive Kimchi Fries recipe, and indulge in the most flavorful loaded fries ever.
This vegetarian snack makes a perfect appetizer that will be a total hit at any party. It features crispy fries that are loaded with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, kimchi, and fresh cilantro.
It’s one of our favorite types of fries.
28. Taco Bell Nacho Fries
One more popular copycat recipe for you to try and amaze your loved ones with is this Taco Bell Nacho Fries.
These supreme fries are loaded with nacho cheese, pico de Gallo, ground beef, and sour cream, exactly like your favorite taco joint.
So try this flavorful and budget-friendly dish tonight, and see everyone’s happy faces…
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- Steak Fries
- Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Homemade French Fries
- Air Fryer French Fries
- Truffle Fries
- Greek Fries
- Oven Baked Tuscan Fries
- Garlic Fries
- Garlic Parmesan Herb Butter Polenta Fries
- Ultimate Chili Cheese Fries
- Air Fryer Waffle Fries
- Homemade Air Fryer Curly Fries
- Shoestring French Fries (Julienne-Cut)
- Carne Asada Fries (Loaded Fries)
- Southern Home Fries
- German Potato Fries (Bratkartoffeln)
- Loaded Cheese Fries
- Smiley Fries
- Crispy Cottage Fries
- Crab Fries
- Peri Peri Fries
- Jerk Fries
- Mexican Fries
- Zucchini Fries
- Cajun Fries
- Kimchi Fries
- Taco Bell Nacho Fries
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