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How To Make Paprika French Fries

Many thoughts come to mind when piecing this post together. First, I love the word “paprika”, it sounds like a cool girls name. Second, I spent a good amount of time in Norway and use to order a paprika chicken and fries that was simply divine. It was there in Oslo that I got turned on to paprika, and have made my fries with the smokey spice ever since I returned to the states. Here’s to paprika, let the spice make your imagination run wild and enjoy a batch of fries with her while you’re at it!

  • Paprika French Fries 1 of 10

    Serve them anyway you like....just serve them. 

  • 5 Potatoes 2 of 10
    Idaho Potatoes

    You'll need 5 potatoes. Wash them and peel them....Get them ready for CHOP!

  • Fry Slices 3 of 10
    chop chop

    I cut each potato into 9 to 12 slices. Thick fries taste great!

  • Boiling 4 of 10
    boiling papa

    Boil potato slices in water for 7 minutes.

  • Drain 5 of 10
    Drain Papa

    Drain out the water. 

  • Shake Away 6 of 10
    hot dry

    The hot boiled potatoes will practically dry from the heat. 

  • Platter Up 7 of 10
    Platter Up

    Place on a platter to spice. 

  • My Name Is Paprika 8 of 10

    Sprinkle in spice..... paprika, lawry's seasoning salt, and garlic powder.

  • Get The Oil Hot 9 of 10
    Fry me

    To test if the oil is hot, drop one fry in and see if it bubbles. 

  • Fry Gang 10 of 10
    Fry Gang

    Drop seasoned fries in hot oil and fry until golden crisp. For about 7 to 8 minutes on each side. 


Ingredients for paprika french fries:

  • 5 – russet potatoes (washed and peeled)
  • 1 – tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 – tablespoon Lawry’s seasoning salt
  • 1 – teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 – cups vegetable oil


  1. Cut potatoes into 1 inch thick slices.
  2. Fill a pot halfway with water and place over a high flame to boil.
  3. Boil potato slices for 7 minutes.
  4. Drain potatoes, and shake out any excess water.
  5. Place potatoes on a plater and season with paprika, Lawry’s and garlic powder.
  6. In a large frying pan over a medium flame add oil and allow to heat.
  7. Fry french fries for 7 to 8 minutes on each side or until golden crisp.
  8. Remove and allow to drain off oil on a paper towel or paper bag.
  9. Sprinkle with paprika and salt.
  10. Enjoy!


For more recipes from Nicole Presley click over to her blog:  Presley’s Pantry 

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