Italian French Fries

Italian fries are a crisp french fried potato bursting with a flavorful amount of herbs and Italian  cheesy spices! An American Italian take on what is  known for a fast french fry.

What makes them seem Italian is all the seasoning. They're all seasoned up with Italian herbs , fried to perfection with spices and Italian cheeses. These Italian Fries are so delicious and a perfect fix to any french fry lover.

 Italian style french fried potatoes gone wild!
I love them with any dinner we serve but we can eat them as just a snack for lunch, in between meals and of course with a tasty Italian burger!

 French Fries seasoned

French Fries seasoned

French fries are a world famous staple in everyone's home. They vary from thin, thick, wedges, curled, ridged and deep fried into chips! Potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to any meal. These are fun to make and fun to eat!  If you have a special tool to make them ridged or fancy cuts that's even a bigger bonus. 

I see in many restaurants they come in all different shapes now. Potatoes are so versatile when it comes to shapes. My family loves the shoe string style or medium cut stick style.

We love them loaded also with melted mozzarella and a little marinara on them and if you want to make a whole meal out of them add some cooked loose sausage and peppers on top first!

 I really am a potato lover of all of them any in any shape or size but seasoned like this recipe, 

Italian  French Fries seasoned with herbs spices in a basket

Italian  French Fries seasoned with herbs spices in a basket

These are quite different in flavor since they have so many herbs and spices on them. I really love the fresh herbs they bring out the flavors in the Italian fried potatoes and virtually need nothing else not even a condiment.  I do add them on the sides.

Believe it or not my favorite to dip these in is vinegar. My son loves marinara sauce. My husband ketchup and many like to dip in ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Any way you decide to dress these up they are outstanding with any meal.

I love using my new air fryer. I lightly coat my raw potatoes with and oi spray and then air fry them until golden and crispy.

They come out perfect.
If you love them deep fried in oil make them on top of the stove, electric deep fryer if you have one.

One other way I have made them is thickly cut Italian Steak fries,  brushed with oil and bake them. Season them when they come out the same way.

Basically they are delicious however thickness you cook them.
The seasoning is what makes them super special.

Italian  French Fries seasoned with herbs spices in a basket

I love crispy almost over done golden brown Italian fries. I even love to cut them thinner like the fast food place to get them like as crisp as potato chips.

Either way you make them homemade from raw potato or frozen, these fries everyone will love them.

Italian  French Fries seasoned with herbs spices in a basket

They are a great addition to any meal and of course they especially compliment my Italian style hamburgers!

Italian  French Fries seasoned with herbs spices in a basket

I even make these as a snack sometimes. My grandson is a very picky eater but he loves french fries so I make these often without seasoning too heavy. Just cheese and parsley with salt, pepper.

He loves his thin cut fries.

Also, most of us love sprinkling some red pepper flakes on ours,  then dipping them in marinara sauce.

Italian  French Fries seasoned with herbs spices in a basket

The nice part about making seasoned fries and Italian style is, how bold the flavors could be made to your liking. There are no rules here. Sprinkle away!

You add as much or less of what you like or any of the ingredients listed. I say start out with a little instead of a lot then you can improvise accordingly. It's hard to remove over seasoning.

Italian  French Fries seasoned with herbs spices in a basket

We like more cheese than garlic so I use around 1/4 cup of grated cheese on mine and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic. We also like oregano better than basil, so I use less basil.

Once you have slightly cooled them, then I add the spices while warm. Usually the fries are so hot I can't handle them right away so like them cool slightly or pour them straight into a paper bag and shake the seasoning is the easiest way..

Everyone likes to dip them in something different here. One likes marinara, another hot sauce, my son likes mayo then the husband likes blue cheese. Whatever you like, dip away!  They are great by themselves!

These go perfectly with my Best Italian Juicy Hamburger recipe!

Italian style  French Fries seasoned with herbs, spices in a basket

Italian French Fries

Italian  Fries

 Around 4 peeled fresh potatoes cut lengthwise into stick form 
 These can be cut into any shape you like using a sharp knife (or   you can use frozen if you prefer around 2 cups or more) cut enough for your family size
sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

After the potatoes are fried garnish with:
Italian grated cheese ( I used Romano and Parmesan mixed) generously sprinkled on top of cooked fries
Sprinkles of granulated garlic (lightly dust the tops with this)
1 teaspoon from a small sprig Fresh chopped rosemary or dried
1 tablespoon Fresh chopped Italian parsley
1/2 teaspoon each dried oregano 
1 teaspoon fresh chopped basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried
Optional: red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper

Cut the potatoes into 4 to 5 vertical slices then into sticks or other shapes you like.instructions:

Deep fry the french fries in 300 degree oil (or in an air fryer if you have one to manufacturer instructions.) 

Drain on paper towels.

In a large bowl or paper bag place the fries in with all seasoning to taste,  stir or shake gently to coat. Sprinkle with cheese to your taste, red pepper flakes if using and more garlic if you like. Salt, pepper to taste.

Serve hot with your favorite marinara sauce or condiments for dipping.

Optional: to make loaded potato fries: add shredded mozzarella and cooked loose sausage on top and fried long hots.
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    1. They look very crunchy! For me, with lots of garlic, please!

    2. My family loves ALL kinds of potatoes, but especially French fries. Your Italian twist sounds irresistible!


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