Spiced Fries Six Ways with Dipping Sauces

Level:
Easy
Directions
  • For all recipes, preheat two baking sheets at 450 degrees F on the top and bottom oven racks. Add spices to a 32-ounce bag of frozen fries and spread on the hot baking sheets. Bake as directed, switching the pans halfway through.

  • Moroccan Fries: Toss the fries with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons ground cumin, 1 teaspoon ground coriander, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and cayenne; bake. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

  • Cumin Ketchup: Toast 1 tablespoon ground cumin in a small dry skillet. Let cool, then mix with 1/2 cup ketchup, 3 tablespoons apricot preserves and a dash of hot sauce.

  • Caraway-Dill Fries: Toss the fries with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons each dried dill and ground caraway and 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder; bake.

  • Pickled Mayo: Combine 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup chopped dill pickle and 2 tablespoons deli mustard.

  • Celery Salt Fries: Toss the fries with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon smoked paprika and 1 teaspoon celery salt; bake.

  • Bloody Mary Ketchup: Combine 1/2 cup ketchup, 2 tablespoons horseradish, the juice of 1/2 lemon, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce anda dash of hot sauce.

  • Jerk-Spiced Fries: Toss the fries with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons jerk seasoning; bake. Sprinkle with thinly sliced scallions.

  • Chutney Mayo: Combine 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup mango chutney, the zest and juice of 1 lime and a dash of hot sauce.

  • Chipotle Fries: Toss the fries with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon smoked paprika and 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder; bake.

  • Smoky Barbecue Sauce: Combine 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, 1 to 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from a can of chipotles) and 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup.

  • Garlic-Parmesan Fries: Toss the fries with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 teaspoon granulated garlic; bake, sprinkling with 1/2 cup grated parmesan during the last 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

  • Herb-Anchovy Mayo: Pulse 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup each basil and parsley, 2 teaspoons dijon mustard, 2 anchovy fillets and 1 small crushed garlic clove in a food processor until smooth.

  • Photograph by Andrew Purcell


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