Who says fries can’t be healthy? Crispy Spicy Fries sure are. These seasoned homemade fries are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, all with a hint of spicy heat.
Did you know you can make super crispy homemade french fries WITHOUT all the oil? The answer is YES!
Are you a potato lover? I AM, and so is my daughter. Her favourite is potato salad, a must at her birthday celebration each year. I love crispy cast-iron potatoes. The perfect side to brunch or dinner.
Now, when it comes to french fries, these are in a league all their own. Crispy, golden brown and soft in the middle. Covered in ketchup, salsa or gravy. The perfect side to burgers and fish. NEVER eaten with a fork, unless you are eating Canadian poutine! These are the best spicy fries we have eaten.
When my grandkids come over for dinner, they like to have smiley fries. The adults in the family prefer this spicy chips recipe instead.
Deep fried french fries, certainly are an occasional treat. This homemade spicy fries recipe is the perfect alternative. Crispy fries made with a very small amount of oil. I have an AWESOME recipe for Crispy Onion Rings made in the air fryer too.
Do you like fish and chips? Switch it up with fish cakes and spicy french fries.
HOW TO MAKE CRISPY SPICY FRIES
A couple of years ago I put an ActiFry on my Christmas “wish list”. I still remember my husband rolling his eyes. He was convinced we DID NOT need another “cooking thing”, as he called it. If you are a french fry lover, this cooking thing is for you!
Crispy potato fries are super easy. NO deep frying! In fact, you use about 1 tablespoon of oil. That’s it!!
Here is how you make fries crispy without deep frying:
- Wash and cut your potatoes into sticks (you don’t even have to peel them)
- Toss with a bit of oil (I used avocado)
- Season with some spicy heat
- Cook in the *ActiFry (with 1 tablespoon of oil)
Did you get that? 1 TABLESPOON of oil to make this crispy french fry recipe. How healthy is that? Added BONUS, clean up is a breeze.
I can cook a batch of fries in about 22-25 minutes. If you are feeding a crowd, no problem. Spicy french fries are a hit around here. Heat your oven to a nice low temperature, and keep the batches warm while the rest are cooking.
SPICY FRIES SEASONINGS
We love spicy foods. There are LOTS of ways to add some spice to your french fries:
- chili powders
- *smoked paprika
- red pepper flakes
- *buffalo wing seasoning
- spicy pepper blends
You can have fun experimenting with this spicy seasoned french fry recipe. Combine several spices to create your very homemade spicy season blend.
Now when you ask my husband if we needed “another cooking thing”, his answer is YES! Crispy Spicy Fries are a healthy alternative to deep frying, so you can enjoy homemade french fries more often. The perfect side to Crispy Baked Chicken Drumsticks.
Do you have a favourite spicy seasoning blend?
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Crispy Spicy Fries
- 2 1/2 pounds potatoes
- 1 1/2 tbsp avocado oil (divided)
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- smoked sea salt (to taste)
- Cut washed potatoes into fries. Feel free to leave the peel on.
- Place in a bowl and coat with 1/2 tablespoon of avocado oil.
- Season with chili powder and smoked paprika.
- Mix to coat well.
- Add the additional oil to the air fryer.
- Add the potatoes.
- Cook for approximately 25 minutes.
- Season with salt.