Perfect Homemade Fries

Thanks to Massel Bouillon and Seasoning for sponsoring this post and for products to use in the recipes; however, the opinions I share in this post are my own.

Do you want to know the secret to making perfect homemade french fries? It is really all in the simplicity. Don’t over-complicate it by doing this extra step and doing that extra step. Just keep it simple. 

Hey, I’ve done the work for you and have read countless recipes on how to make homemade french fries, but most of them require so many steps that it takes the ease out of doing it yourself, as well as the fun. I have really found the best way to make fries from scratch is to simply use good potatoes, and an awesome secret ingredient to make the flavor pop. Plus you can make them as crispy or as soft as you like (I know everyone has a preference) by simply reducing or increasing the baking time.

french fries baked

We have those who love crunchy fries and those who like them softer in our family, so to get the best of both worlds in one shot I simply cut some a bit thicker and cut some a bit thinner. Everyone is happy and it is a win-win!

How to make the perfect Homemade French Fries – every time!

The first thing you need to do is gather your ingredients. Simply a potato or two depending on the size (yellow works best in my experience), a dash of avocado or grapeseed oil, and the secret ingredient that will leave everyone wanting these french fries again and again – Massel All Purpose Boullion and Seasoning.

french fries two ingredients

Cut the potatoes to the desired thickness. I find it works best if you cut your potato in thirds for a large potato or in half for a smaller one, then lay it on the cut side and make slices, then cut those slices in half. What you end up with is french fries of varying thickness, which is perfect for my family. 

Lay the fries out evenly spaced on a baking sheet, drizzle with a little oil, then sprinkle with the seasoning. 

french fries seasoned

You can simply sprinkle some seasoning over the fries using your fingers, or if you prefer, you can toss all the potatoes in a bowl with oil and then add the seasoning to the bowl and coat prior to arranging on the pan. 

french fries secret ingredient

Pop the potatoes into a pre-heated 375-degree oven for about 10 minutes, then use a spatula to flip the fries over and bake for another 5-10 minutes depending on how crispy you want them. 

So by now you are probably thinking “how can this seasoning make my fries taste so good?”

I don’t know how to explain it, but the Massel all purpose seasoning adds just the right touch to these fries and once you taste them, you will never want to do them another way! Make them at your next cookout and let the guests decide, or simply make the for the family and see how many compliments you get, but either way, you are sure to get amazing results!


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When she isn’t drowning in a pile of never-ending laundry or picking up Legos, Jesica is busy helping other parents make their lives a little less stressful with homemaking hacks, easy recipes, fun DIY projects, and more. On her successful blog, The Mommy Bunch, her Cricut crafting tutorials are the most popular articles and are what sparked her passion for helping others build a business of their own. Jesica started where you can find loads more craft tutorials and business advice. In her FREE Facebook group, Rock Your Craft Business, Jesica teaches other entrepreneurs how to take their craft business to the next level by building their brand, targeting the right customers, and utilizing smart social media strategies. Join us!

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2 thoughts on “Perfect Homemade Fries

  • September 1, 2015 at 11:40 am
    This sounds like a great recipe! I never thought to use a bouillon seasoning to make my own fries taste better! I like that it's a reduced sodium seasoning too! Reply
    • September 3, 2015 at 1:19 pm
      Yes, I love the reduced sodium as well. And these seasonings taste really good! Reply

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