French Fries 6 Ways

Try our from-scratch french fry recipes (better yet - ideas for dressing up frozen ones).

Let’s cut to the chase: French fries are a go-to in pretty much any household – especially if you have kids.

What’s our love affair with fries all about? The salty, crunchy taste is part of it, but it’s also in the options. Fries scream to be paired with sauces and toppings, and we’ve got you covered with some of the best. Make your own – or better yet, start from frozen and save yourself the trouble – no fryer necessary.


1. Classic Baked Sweet Potato French Fries

Non-stick cooking spray
2 large sweet potatoes
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with non-stick cooking spray
2. Cut sweet potatoes in half, lengthwise, and place flat side down on a cutting board. Slice into 1-inch wide wedges
3. In a large mixing bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper
4. Lay the potatoes, cut side down, on prepared baking sheet and place on the bottom rack of the oven
5. Once potatoes begin to soften, about 15 minutes, flip them over. Continue cooking for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until potatoes begin to brown. Serve warm


2. Parmesan Eggplant Fries

1 cup flour
3 tablespoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 eggs
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 medium eggplant



Preheat oven to 425 F. Insert a wire rack into a large baking sheet


Slice off ends of the eggplant, then cut in half lengthwise, slice into 1/2-inch layers, and then into 1/2-inch sticks


Drop fries into flour and toss to coat. Working in small batches, dip the floured fries into the egg and then into the panko mixture


Place the fries in a single layer on the wire rack in the baking sheet


Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Season with 1 tbsp salt


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