If you love spicy fast food, then peri peri fries are about to become your new favorite snack! Thick crispy fries, coated in the most amazing spicy, sweet, yet salty seasoning. No more spending a fortune on takeaways, we show you just how easy they are to make at home!
Why you’ll love these easy peri peri French fries
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One bite of these crispy fries and you’ll see what all the fuss is about, everyone loves them, kids, adults, everyone – they are so easy and SO good!
What ingredients do I need?
You’ll need all the ingredients shown in the photograph below.
What do I serve peri peri fries with?
Peri peri fries are great as an appetizer or snack.
Dip them in your favorite dipping sauce, we love dipping them in peri peri sauce for a real spice kick.
However, you eat your crispy fries, we know you’re going to love them!
Do I use frozen fries or homemade fires?
We’ve taken a ride down easy street with our peri peri fries and have used frozen French fries.
And let’s face it, Nando’s admitted that they even used frozen French fries, so we’re not alone in wanting an easy recipe!
This means that preparation takes just a couple of minutes, before putting them in the oven.
Naturally, if you prefer to use homemade French fries, then you can do so!
Thin fries or thick fries?
The choice is totally yours.
We prefer thicker fries for peri peri fries but thin fries work equally as well.
Just note that different sized fries will cook at different times.
So keep an eye on them while you are cooking.
Deep fried or oven baked fries?
You can deep fry your crispy fries, but you always get that lingering smell of oil in your house.
You also have to fry them in small batches, so it can turn a quick recipe into something a little more involved and on busy weeknights, you may not have time or inclination.
That’s why we prefer to oven bake them.
We also love to put them in the air fryer, and we’ll be posting an air fryer peri peri fries recipe in the coming weeks.
Just place them in the air fryer basket and let the air fryer do the work – perfect!
What is peri peri seasoning?
Peri peri seasoning is spicy, sour, sweet, and salty.
It’s made from ground coriander, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, dried parsley, paprika, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, ground cardamom, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper.
All the spice powders are mixed to create this delicious spice mix.
You can buy peri peri seasoning at your grocery store.
But you’ve probably got all the spice powders in your pantry.
So follow our 5 minute peri peri seasoning recipe!
How do I store them?
Your crispy fries will store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
If you are using frozen French fries, then they are not suitable for refreezing.
If you are making your fries from fresh potatoes, you can freeze your peri peri fries for up to 3 months.
Recipe notes and expert tips
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How to make homemade peri peri fries with step by step instructions
Making our peri peri fries recipe is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
For cooking frozen French fries
Preheat your oven, place the fries on a baking sheet, and cook the fries according to the packet instructions.
For cooking homemade French fries
Preheat your oven to 430F/220C.
Slice your peeled potatoes into sticks ½ inch thick.
Then soak the sticks in hot water for a minimum of 30 minutes but ideally a couple of hours to remove excess starch.
Rinse your fries in cold water and then pat them so they dry completely with a clean dish cloth or a kitchen towel.
Place the fries on a baking sheet and drizzle olive oil over them, and, using your hands, ensure that all of the fries are evenly coated.
Bake until the fries are golden brown, approximately 35 – 40 minutes.
When your French fries are cooked, place them into a large mixing bowl.
Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of peri peri seasoning over the fries, and, using your hands, toss to coat evenly.
Serve your peri peri fries immediately and enjoy!
We hope you love making and eating our peri peri fries and would love to hear how you got on with making them.
Please leave a comment below and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Peri peri fries
- 2 lb Frozen French fries
- 4 tbsp Olive oil
- 6 tbsp Peri peri seasoning
- Preheat your oven according to the packet instructions
- Add your Frozen French fries to a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and, using your hands, make sure the fries are coated evenly with oil and arrange them in a single layer. Then cook according to the packet instructions2 lb Frozen French fries, 4 tbsp Olive oil
- When the fries are cooked, add them to a mixing bowl and sprinkle the peri peri seasoning and toss to evenly coat. Serve immediately and enjoy!6 tbsp Peri peri seasoning
If you like your fries REALLY spicy, add more cayenne pepper Storage
Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days Using frozen fries?
Please know that they are NOT suitable for refreezing
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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