If there’s one thing we could eat every single day and never get enough of, no matter how they’re prepared or presented to us, it’s French fries.
Of course, we know that we shouldn’t eat fries every single single day, but that doesn’t mean they’re not our go-to when it’s time to treat ourselves. We have our favourite fries from different takeout places and restaurants, but lately we’ve been trying to make them at home ourselves. This gives us a little more creative control, so we’ve been on the lookout for awesomely unique homemade French fry recipes that we can use put a cool spin on our classic favourite dish!
Just in case you’re feeling as interested as we are, if not more, in the idea of learning how to make unique DIY French dry recipes, here are 15 of the very best ideas, flavour combinations, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for guidance.
1. Olive oil and sea salt oven-roasted crispy potato rounds
Just because you’re used to seeing French fries served or prepared in one particular shape or way doesn’t mean they have to look like that all the time! Instead, why not try making yourself some delicious potato rounds that taste the same and are the same idea, but let you change things up a little? We’d suggest giving these olive oil and sea-salt oven roasted crispy potato rounds from Recipe for Perfection a try!
2. Carne asada fries
Are you the kind of fry lover who’s less picky about the fries themselves and how they’re made (so long as they’re there) and more concerned with what the fries are topped with? Well, if you’re also a steak lover and someone who likes their recipes with a little bit of bite then we think you’ll really appreciate this recipe from Dinner, Dishes, & Desserts for flavourful carne asada fries!
3. Cesar salad fries
Perhaps you’re actually the kind of foodie who adores interested textures above and beyond almost anything else, appreciating something soft and something with a satisfying crunch all in one place! That’s precisely what you’ll get in this intriguing caesar salad fries that Midlife Healthy Living actually shows you how to make with sweet potato fries, just to keep the dish a little on the healthier side. They might still be fries, but sweet potato fries are slightly more calorie wise than the classic kind!
4. Loaded French fry nachos
Are you finding yourself quite intrigued so far by both the potato rounds idea and this whole concept of making a French fry dish that is absolutely loaded with toppings, but you’re torn on which way to go? Then maybe you’d be better off combining the two and harnessing all the flavours you love from another favourite dish too! We’d definitely suggest checking out how A Latte Food made these mouthwatering loaded French fry nachos happen.
5. Shepherd’s pie loaded fries
Have we really caught your attention now with all this talk of both loaded fries and combination recipes that give you the flavour of another dish you love but you aren’t particularly passionate about nachos? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better making something slightly less common but super hearty, like these scrumptious sheperd’s pie loaded fries outlined in detail thanks to Cupcakes and Kale Chips!
6. Easy garlic fries
Garlic fries are the kind of dish that, if you ask us, is so delicious that it’s just a given that we’re ordering some literally any time we see them on a menu. It only makes sense, then, that we’d want to learn how to make a homemade version too, for when we’re craving them on a night that we were planning to stay in! That’s why we were so pleased to come across this awesome homemade garlic fries recipe from Rants From my Crazy Kitchen that’s super easy.
7. Crispy crunchy shoestring potatoes
Are you actually still finding yourself scrolling through this list thinking about this whole idea of preparing and serving your French fries in alternative ways, whether you plan to keep them plain or dress them up, but you just haven’t seen the idea that quite holds your attention yet? Then here’s another delicious dish for your consideration! Take a better look at Simply Sated to see how these crispy crunchy shoestring potatoes were made.
8. Loaded pizza fries
Are you still feeling totally enamoured with the whole idea of making fry dishes that taste like another kind of delicious treat you love but you’re trying to collect about as many ideas as you can now? Well, pizza lovers rejoice, because we’ve found the perfect recipe for you! Take a better look at Farm Fresh Feasts to see how these gooey loaded pizza fries were made.
9. Buffalo chicken poutine
If you ask us, the ultimate French fry dish has always been poutine. Just because we love something the way it is, however, doesn’t mean we don’t also want to try essentially every variation of that thing we can find! For those who like a little spice but don’t eat dark meat like you saw before, here’s a delicious Buffalo chicken poutine recipe outlined nice and clearly on Cook The Story.
10. French fry pizza
If you’re going to make something totally novelty and unconventional like pizza fries, would you actually take that super literally and create a dish that will practically send your kids into an excited junk food frenzy? In that case, we have a feeling you’re going to get a real kick out of the way Foodinese teaches you how to make this actual French fry pizza that essentially just substitutes the classic dough for fries!
11. Waffle fry BLTs
If you’re any kind of French fry lover then we’d be willing to bet that you’re also a huge waffle fry lover just like we are. Following that theme, we’re also pretty sure that you’ll feel rather interested indeed in the way Cooking With Janican made these bite sized waffle fry BLTs that are awesome appetizer food when you have casual dinner guests!
12. Battered French fries
In the age of novelty battered foods, we’re pretty sure we’ve seen just about everything battered at this point. The moment we came across this recipe featured in detail on Free Recipe Network, however, we knew we had to admit that we’d certainly never seen battered French fries before! Now we’ve seen them and tried making them at home and we’re pleased to report that they’re just as delicious as they sound.
13. Masala French fries
When we started talking about “spice” and fries existing in one place, were you actually picturing more flavourful spices than just very spicy tastes being involved? Well, particularly if you’ve ever been a big fan of Indian flavours, then we’d definitely suggest checking out the way Manjula’s Kitchen made these scrumptious Masala fries that are a total treat for the tastebuds.
14. French fry tortilla
Just in case you’re still in the market for rather unconventional dishes made with fries that you probably won’t find in restaurants but that will basically make your mouth water enough to become a new staple in your home, here’s one that we thought we’d try only once but have made almost monthly ever since! Take a better look at the tutorial on Vincultured to see how this French fry tortilla was made.
15. Crock pot cheeseburger French fries
Have we listed almost every one of your favourite takeout foods as a unique French fry topping so far but you’re still holding out for one more? Well, if that’s cheeseburgers, then we’re pleased to tell you that your patience has paid off! This super straight forward recipe and tutorial from Iowa Girl Eats teaches you step by step how to make a gooey and delicious batch of crock pot cheeseburger fries with special sauce just like you’d get at your favourite chains, only homemade!
Do you know of another super unique French fry recipe or idea that’s a total family favourite but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it or link us to the recipe in the comments section!