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Vegan French Fries For A Guilt-Free Crunchy Bite At Home

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Indulge in crispy delights with our Vegan French Fries Recipe. Hand-cut from premium potatoes and expertly seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices, each fry offers a perfect crunch with every bite. Savor the guilt-free pleasure of these fries, which are free from animal products and are full of flavor. They are a delightful treat for both vegans and non-vegans alike.

WHY IT WORKS?

  • Crispy Perfection: Hand-cut from premium potatoes for an unbeatable crunch.
  • Flavorful Seasoning: Expertly seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices for a mouthwatering taste.
  • Plant-Powered: Completely free from animal products, perfect for vegans and vegetarians.
  • Versatile Snack: Ideal as a side dish or snack for any occasion.
  • Health-conscious: Enjoy guilt-free indulgence with fries that are both delicious and nutritious.

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Are you ready to elevate your snacking game while staying true to your plant-based lifestyle? Picture this: golden, crispy Vegan French Fries, sizzling hot and flavorful. As someone always looking for delicious vegan options,

I understand the struggle of finding satisfying snacks that align with dietary preferences. I’m excited to share my go-to Vegan French Fries recipe with you. These fries aren’t just a side dish; they’re a crunchy, savory delight that satisfies cravings without compromising taste or values.

Join me on a culinary adventure as we discover the secret to making perfectly crispy fries that are completely vegan-friendly and utterly irresistible. Let’s dive into the delicious details together.

vegan french fries recipe

What Are Vegan French Fries? 

Vegan French fries are a delectable twist on the classic favorite, crafted entirely without animal products. Made from freshly cut potatoes, these fries are typically cooked in oil until golden and crispy.

What sets them apart is their seasoning, often a blend of herbs and spices carefully selected to enhance their flavor profile. Perfect for those following a vegan or plant-based diet, these fries offer a guilt-free indulgence that satisfies cravings while staying true to ethical and dietary principles.

Fact: Did you know? The term “French fries” originated in Belgium, not France, and refers to cutting the potatoes into long, thin strips before frying.

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Recipe Directions

  • Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  • Prepare Potatoes: Wash and scrub your potatoes thoroughly. Then, cut them into even-sized fries. While the oven is preheating, place the cut fries in a bowl of ice water and let them soak for about 10 minutes. This step helps remove excess starch, resulting in crispier fries.
  • Drain And Dry: After soaking, drain the water from the bowl and pat the fries dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel. Removing excess moisture is crucial for achieving crispy fries.
  • Arrange On Baking Sheet: Transfer the fries to the lined baking sheet. Once dried, spread them out evenly in a single layer. Ensure there’s enough space between each fry to allow for even cooking.
  • Seasoning: Sprinkle your desired seasonings over the fries. For extra flavor, you can use a simple combination of salt and pepper or get creative with spices like paprika, garlic powder, or onion powder.
  • Bake: Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the fries for approximately 30 minutes or until they are crispy and golden brown. Keep an eye on them towards the end of the cooking time, as oven temperatures may vary.
  • Serve: Once the fries are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a minute or two before serving. Enjoy your homemade Vegan French Fries as a delicious snack or side dish alongside your favorite dipping sauces!

Recipe Directions

Variations, Add-Ons, And Toppings 

Variations

  • Sweet Potato Fries: Swap regular potatoes for sweet potatoes to add a hint of sweetness to your fries.
  • Zucchini Fries: For a healthier alternative, slice zucchini into thin strips and coat them with a similar seasoning blend before baking.
  • Carrot Fries: Cut carrots into fry-shaped pieces and season them before roasting for a colorful and nutritious twist.
  • Eggplant Fries: Slice eggplants into sticks and bake them with a vegan breadcrumb mixture until crispy for a unique texture.

Add-Ons

  • Vegan Cheese Sauce: Serve your fries with dairy-free cheese sauce for dipping.
  • Guacamole: Top your fries with creamy guacamole for a fresh and flavorful addition.
  • Vegan Chili: Spoon hearty vegan chili over your fries for a satisfying meal.
  • Hummus: Use hummus as a dip or drizzle it over your fries for a creamy and tangy topping.

Variations, Add-Ons, And Toppings 

Toppings

  • Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle chopped parsley, cilantro, or chives over your fries for a pop of color and freshness.
  • Vegan Bacon Bits: Add crunchy vegan bacon bits for a smoky and savory flavor.
  • Pickled Jalapeños: For a spicy kick, top your fries with pickled jalapeño slices.
  • Truffle Oil: Drizzle truffle oil over your fries for an indulgent and aromatic touch.

Variations, Add-Ons, And Toppings 

Vegetable Substitutions 

  • Sweet Potatoes: Swap regular potatoes for sweet potatoes to enjoy fries with a natural hint of sweetness and extra vitamins A and C.
  • Zucchini: Slice zucchini into thin strips and season them before baking for a lighter alternative with added fiber.
  • Carrots: Cut carrots into fry shapes and roast them for a colorful and nutritious option packed with beta-carotene.
  • Eggplant: Slice eggplants into sticks, coat them with breadcrumbs or spices and bake until crispy for a unique texture and flavor.
  • Butternut Squash: Cut butternut squash into fry shapes and roast them for a naturally sweet and vitamin-rich alternative to traditional fries.

Quick Tip: For crispier Vegan French Fries, ensure your potatoes are thoroughly dried after soaking and spread them out evenly on the baking sheet before baking.

Vegetable Substitutions 

Best Side Dishes 

  1. Vegan Coleslaw Enjoy coleslaw’s crunchy texture and tangy flavor alongside your fries for a refreshing contrast.
  2. Green Salad Serve a fresh green salad with a zesty vinaigrette to balance out the richness of the fries.
  3. Grilled Vegetables Fire up the grill and cook seasoned vegetables like peppers, zucchini, and mushrooms for a flavorful accompaniment.
  4. Vegan Chili Ladle hearty vegan chili over your fries for a satisfying and comforting meal.
  5. Roasted Vegetables Roast a medley of seasonal vegetables, such as carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower, for a nutritious and colorful side dish.
  6. Vegan Sliders Serve mini vegan sliders filled with plant-based patties, lettuce, tomato, and vegan cheese alongside your fries for a fun and satisfying meal.
  7. Fruit Salad Enjoy a light and refreshing fruit salad featuring a variety of fresh fruits to balance the indulgence of the fries.
  8. Homemade Salsa and Guacamole Dip your fries into homemade salsa and guacamole for a burst of flavor and creamy texture.
  9. Vegan Onion Rings Pair your fries with crispy vegan onion rings for a double dose of crunchy goodness.
  10. Baked Beans Serve smoky baked beans alongside your fries for a classic, comforting side dish.

Best Side Dishes 

How To Serve? 

  • Classic Side Dish: Serve as a classic side dish alongside burgers, sandwiches, or wraps.
  • Loaded Fries: Top with vegan cheese sauce, diced tomatoes, sliced jalapeños, and vegan sour cream for a loaded fries experience.
  • Poutine: Drizzle with vegan gravy and sprinkle with dairy-free cheese curds for a delicious vegan take on this Canadian favorite.
  • Fry Bowl: For a Tex-Mex-inspired dish, create a fried bowl by adding toppings like black beans, corn, avocado, salsa, and cilantro.
  • Fry Tacos: For a fun twist on tacos, fill taco shells or tortillas with fries, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and guacamole.
  • Fry Sandwich: Fries can be used as a filling in sandwiches or wraps, along with veggies, hummus, and your favorite vegan protein.
  • Fry Salad: For a unique salad, top a bed of mixed greens with fries, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, and balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Fry Appetizer Platter: For a crowd-pleasing appetizer, serve a variety of fry styles (regular, sweet potato, zucchini) with an assortment of dipping sauces.
  • Fry Nachos: Layer fries with vegan cheese, black beans, salsa, guacamole, and jalapeños for a tasty twist on nachos.
  • Fry Dessert: Dust fries with cinnamon sugar and serve with dairy-free ice cream and chocolate sauce for a sweet and savory dessert.

Quick Tip: Try baking your Vegan French Fries instead of frying them for a healthier twist. Toss with a little olive oil and your favorite seasonings before baking.

How To Serve

Storage & Make Ahead

  • Make Ahead: Prepare a large batch of Vegan French Fries and freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container for easy reheating later.
  • Reheating: When ready to enjoy, simply bake the frozen fries in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 15-20 minutes or until heated through and crispy.
  • Storage: Leftover fries can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. For best results, reheat them in the oven or toaster oven.

Fact: Did you know? The earliest recorded recipe for French fries dates back to the late 17th century in Belgium, where they were often served alongside fish.

vegan french fries recipe

Time-Saving Tips 

  1. Pre-Cut Potatoes: Consider purchasing pre-cut potatoes to save time on prep work.
  2. Batch Cooking: Make a large batch of fries and freeze them in portions for quick reheating later.
  3. Air Fryer: Use an air fryer for faster cooking times and a crispier texture with less oil.
  4. Multi-Task: While fries are baking, prepare other components of your meal to maximize efficiency.
  5. Seasoning Mix: Pre-mix your favorite seasoning blend to quickly sprinkle over the fries before baking.
  6. One-Pan Method: Use a sheet pan to bake fries alongside other roasted vegetables or protein for a complete meal in one go.
  7. Keep It Simple: Stick to basic seasonings and toppings for quicker prep and cleanup.
Vegan French Fries For A Guilt-Free Crunchy Bite At Home

Vegan French Fries For A Guilt-Free Crunchy Bite At Home

Recipe by Julia

Enjoy crispy, guilt-free indulgence with Vegan French Fries. Hand-cut from premium potatoes and expertly seasoned, these fries offer a satisfying crunch without the need for animal products. Perfect as a side dish or snack, they’re easy to make and customizable to suit your taste preferences. Elevate your snacking experience with this delicious, plant-based treat.

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4

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Prep Time

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Cooking time

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Calories

200

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Ingredients List

  • 2 2 Large russet potatoes

  • to taste to taste Salt

  • to taste to taste Pepper

  • to taste to taste Garlic

  • 1 Bowl 1 Bowl of ice water

Step-By-Step Directions

  • Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  • Prepare Potatoes: Wash and scrub 2 large russet potatoes thoroughly. While the oven is preheating, cut the potatoes into fries. Place the cut fries in a bowl of ice water and let them soak for about 10 minutes.
  • Drain and Dry: After soaking, drain the water from the bowl and pat the fries dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel.
  • Arrange on Baking Sheet: Transfer the fries to the lined baking sheet. Once dried, spread them out evenly in a single layer.
  • Seasoning: Sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic to taste the fries on the baking sheet.
  • Bake: Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the fries for about 30 minutes or until they are crispy and golden brown. Keep an eye on them towards the end of the cooking time, as oven temperatures may vary.
  • Serve: Once the fries are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a minute or two before serving. Enjoy your homemade Vegan French Fries as a delicious snack or side dish!
  • Equipment List 
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Oven

Notes

  • Adjust seasoning to taste preferences.

  • Ensure potatoes are thoroughly dried before baking for crispier results.

  • Soaking potatoes in ice water helps remove excess starch for crispier fries.

  • Keep an eye on the fries towards the end of baking time to prevent burning.

  • Experiment with different spices and seasonings for variety.

  • Serve fries immediately for the best taste and texture.

  • Leftover fries can be stored in an airtight container and reheated in the oven or air fryer for a few minutes.

vegan french fries recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Vegan French Fries Healthier Than Traditional Fries?

Vegan French Fries can be healthier than traditional fries, depending on their preparation. By baking them instead of frying and using minimal oil, they can be lower in fat and calories. Additionally, since they’re made without animal products, they’re cholesterol-free.

How Do I Make Vegan French Fries Crispy?

To achieve crispy Vegan French Fries, ensure the potatoes are thoroughly dried after soaking in ice water. Spread them evenly on the baking sheet and bake them at a high temperature (around 475°F) until golden brown. Using a light coating of oil and seasoning the fries before baking can also help enhance crispiness.

Can I Freeze Vegan French Fries For Later Use?

Yes, you can freeze Vegan French Fries for later use. After baking, let them cool completely, then transfer them to a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. When ready to eat, reheat them in the oven until heated through and crispy.

What Are Some Tasty Dipping Sauces For Vegan French Fries?

Many delicious vegan dipping sauces pair well with Vegan French Fries. Some options include ketchup, vegan mayo, barbecue sauce, hot sauce, sriracha aioli, garlic aioli, and sweet chili sauce. Experiment with different flavors to find your favorite combination!

Can I Make Vegan French Fries Ahead Of Time?

Yes, you can make Vegan French Fries ahead of time. As mentioned earlier, prepare a large batch and freeze them for later use. Alternatively, you can partially bake them, then store them in the refrigerator for a day or two before finishing baking them to crisp them up. Just store them properly in an airtight container to maintain freshness.

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