French Fry Recipes for Restaurants

French Fry Recipes for Restaurants

Traditional french fries are considered a staple side dish in many restaurants across the United States and even the world. Potatoes are affordable, versatile and easy to cook with, so it’s no surprise that you can find french fries almost anywhere you dine.

We’ve compiled a few of the best french fry recipes for restaurants we hope will help add a touch of magic to your menu. From oven-baked to loaded and battered, each recipe has stand-out elements that will get customers wanting more.

Tips for Preparing French Fries

Preparing french fries is as important as the cooking process. The method you choose will depend on your recipe. Consider a few of these tips for preparing french fries:

  • Soak in cold water: For crispier fries, soak them in cold water for about 15 minutes. This also prevents browning if you can’t use the potatoes immediately. For the ultimate crispiness, soak them overnight.
  • Cut the potatoes into thin slices: If you want crispy fries, cut them thinly. For thicker fries like wedges, slice them accordingly. You can purchase potatoes in various pre-cut sizes for your convenience. 
  • Deep fry twice: To ensure fries retain their crispiness, fry your potatoes once at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for one minute. Then, remove them from the oil and let them cool for about 10 minutes. Repeat the process, frying the potatoes for about five minutes this time, and you’ll have extra crispy fries.

The most important component of any french fry recipe is the type of potato you use. The best fry is made using all-natural, fresh, high-quality potatoes from a reliable distributor.

Ready to round out your restaurant’s menu with some delicious french fry recipes? Check out various ideas below. Note that the ingredient quantities in the recipes below depend on portion sizes and aren’t included — you can adjust these accordingly.

1. Oven-Baked French Fries Recipe

A popular method of making french fries is baking them in the oven. This method takes longer than frying, but it results in slightly healthier fries that are just as delicious.

Ingredients and Utensils

You’ll need the following ingredients and utensils for this recipe:

  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Serrated knife
  • Vinegar water 
  • Whole potatoes
  • Deep bowl or dish
  • Kitchen or paper towels
  • Baking tray lined with parchment paper


Follow these steps for golden delicious oven-baked french fries:

  1. Decide whether you’re going to peel the skin or leave it on. If you keep it on, wash the skin thoroughly and gently scrub to remove sand and dirt.
  2. Cut the potatoes 3/8-inch thick.
  3. Boil the fries in vinegar water for 10 minutes for extra crispiness.
  4. Towel-dry the fries and add them to the bowl. 
  5. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt over them.
  6. Mix to spread the salt and olive evenly. 
  7. Lay the fries on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit without flipping. 

You should be left with golden, crispy french fries once done.

2. Seasoned French Fries Recipe

The right seasoning can make all the difference. Add seasoning after frying or before baking or air frying for different results. When baking, lightly brush the fries with oil before seasoning to ensure the spices stick. The seasoning you use can have a few basic ingredients or include a range of flavors.

Ingredients and Utensils

Ingredients vary, so we’ve listed a few for a sensational taste experience that will set the bar for your restaurant.

  • Oil
  • Paprika
  • Onion salt
  • Dried thyme
  • Dried parsley
  • Dried oregano
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Whole potatoes
  • Deep bowl
  • Serrated knife
  • Kitchen or paper towels
  • Baking tray lined with parchment paper


There are two ways to prepare the fries — you’ll either fry or bake them.

Here are the steps for frying your seasoned french fries:

  1. Cut the potatoes to your preferred size.
  2. Wash, rinse and dry them thoroughly.
  3. Fry according to your liking until golden brown. Some prefer to shallow-fry french fries, while others prefer to deep-fry them.
  4. Mix the seasoning ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Add the french fries to the bowl and toss for even distribution.

Baking or air frying is a healthier option than frying. Follow these steps for scrumptious fries:

  1. Cut the potatoes to your preferred size.
  2. Dry the fries and put them in a bowl.
  3. Drizzle the fries in olive oil and sprinkle them with seasoning.
  4. Mix thoroughly. 
  5. Lay the fries on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Alternatively, place them in an air fryer-safe dish.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit or until golden brown. 

Serve with an array of dipping sauces or as-is to emphasize their flavor.

3. Crispy French Fries Recipe

Consider the tips below for the crispiest fries. Choose your method and relish in the results!

Ingredients and Utensils

Gather the following ingredients to make this recipe successfully:

  • Potatoes
  • Oil
  • Deep bowl
  • Vinegar water
  • Serrated knife
  • Kitchen or paper towels
  • Seasoning as per preference
  • Baking tray lined with parchment paper


With this recipe, you’ll have crispy french fries for patrons to enjoy every time.

Doube-frying is considered an effective way to ensure crispy french fries. Do this for the best results: 

  1. Cut or use pre-cut or frozen potatoes, ensuring each fry is equally thin.
  2. Soak the cut potatoes in vinegar water.
  3. Dry the fries with paper towels.
  4. Fry the potatoes in oil at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for two minutes.
  5. Remove the fries and let them cool for about 10 minutes.
  6. Turn up the heat to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and fry again until golden brown.
  7. Remove and season to taste.

Bake your fries with these steps to get them crispy and delicious:

  1. Place the cut fries on an oven tray or in an air fryer dish. 
  2. Drizzle olive oil over them and add seasoning, tossing them together to ensure an even spread.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit without flipping for 30 minutes or 380 degrees Fahrenheit in the air fryer for 15 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
  4. Once they’re golden and crispy, remove the fries.

4. Loaded French Fries Recipe

French Fry Recipes for Restaurants

Loaded french fries can serve as a side dish or even a meal, depending on what you decide to add to them. If you want to offer a more unique take on french fries on your menu, check out this recipe below.

Ingredients and Utensils

You only need a few ingredients to make this iconic french fry dish:

  • Oil
  • Potatoes
  • Jalapenos
  • Bacon pieces
  • Green onions
  • Pepperoncinis
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded mixed cheese
  • Baking tray lined with parchment paper
  • Steak seasoning or seasoning of your choice


You’ll bake these fries instead of frying them for optimal results:

  1. Cut the potatoes to your preference. 
  2. Wash and dry the fries, then place them on the baking tray.
  3. Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 25 minutes.
  4. Layer the bacon and cheese on top.
  5. Place them back in the oven until the cheese is melted.
  6. Remove from the oven.
  7. Add the other ingredients to complete the dish.

5. Battered French Fries Recipe

Fish and chicken aren’t the only foods that taste good with batter — french fries do, too! This easy recipe should complement your menu well.

Ingredients and Utensils

This is what you’ll need:

  • Water
  • Paprika
  • Potatoes
  • Deep dish
  • Paper towels
  • Vegetable oil
  • All-purpose flour
  • Onion and garlic salt


Simply follow these steps:

  1. Slice the potatoes into thicker french fry strips.
  2. Preheat the oil to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Sift the flour and other dry ingredients in a bowl. 
  4. Add enough water to the bowl to keep the consistency fairly runny.
  5. Dip the individual fries into the batter, spacing them during frying. 
  6. Remove once golden brown.
  7. Drain the oil on paper towels.

Serve as a side dish with your restaurant’s favorite sauce. This one should be a winner!

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French Fry Recipes for Restaurants

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