Spicy Dijon French Fries

Spicy Dijon French Fries – this recipe for homemade french fries is easy and only takes 35 minutes to bake! Serve them in mini glasses with ketchup.

Spicy Dijon French Fries - this recipe for homemade french fries is easy and only takes 35 minutes to bake! Serve them in mini glasses with ketchup.
On Sunday I was making mac & cheese for dinner, fancy, I know. The story gets better. The noodles had boiled and I just drained them, I added the cheese and the milk to the pan and I was in the process of adding the butter. I had the stick of butter in one hand and a butter knife in the other, and I was just going to slice the butter straight into the pot. But instead of slicing down, towards the pot, I sliced up, like towards my face. I wasn’t really thinking about it.

Lucky for me the slab of sliced butter missed my face, but it went flying across the room and landed with a thud. I wasn’t quite sure where it landed, but I knew that it landed because I heard it. I turned around and I didn’t see the butter on the floor, but I saw Ryan sitting at the kitchen table, totally oblivious to the fact that the butter landed on his leg!

Spicy Dijon French Fries - this recipe for homemade french fries is easy and only takes 35 minutes to bake!
It wasn’t by his calf or foot, it landed in the middle of his thigh and it even left a little butter print. It was very funny, but than I realized it would have been a better story if it landed on his head or in the bowl of veggies he was eating.

My butter story has absolutely nothing to do with this recipe for spicy dijon french fries. :)

Spicy Dijon French Fries - this recipe for homemade french fries is easy and only takes 35 minutes to bake! Serve them in mini glasses with ketchup.
Homemade french fries weren’t even on my radar until I went to college. Actually, until my senior year of college. My roommates started making french fries and every time they came out of the oven, all 11 of us, (yes I had 10 roommates!) would crowd around the pan and devour them.

They were delicious and perfectly crispy, and that’s how I got hooked on homemade french fries. Ryan and I don’t make homemade french fries often, but every time we do, we’re reminded of how delicious they are.

Spicy Dijon French Fries - this recipe for homemade french fries is easy and only takes 35 minutes to bake!
These spicy dijon french fries would be great to serve at a Super Bowl party. Place ketchup in the bottom of mini glasses or cups and add in a handful of french fries for your friends to enjoy while watching the game!

Spicy Dijon French Fries - this recipe for homemade french fries is easy and only takes 35 minutes to bake! Serve them in mini glasses with ketchup.
Spicy Dijon French Fries
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Ingredients
  • 6 potatoes, sliced into thin strips
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp season salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wash and dry the potatoes and cut them into thin strips.
  3. Place all of the cut potatoes in a large bowl.
  4. On top of the potatoes add the olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, chili powder, dijon mustard, and season salt. Use a spoon to mix everything together, making sure the potatoes are coated.
  5. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on a large baking sheet (you may need 2 or 3 baking sheets depending on the sizes you have).
  6. Bake for 20 minutes then turn the fries over and bake for 10 to 15 more minutes, until crispy.**The flip is the most important step in making sure the french fries are crispy. I like to flip each fry individually, making sure each one got turned.
  7. Once they are golden and crispy, remove them from the oven, and allow them to cool slightly before serving.

Spicy Dijon French Fries - this recipe for homemade french fries is easy and only takes 35 minutes to bake! Serve them in mini glasses with ketchup.
If you want to take your french fry dipping sauce to the next level, try spicy beer mustard or espresso bbq sauce, the possibilities are endless!

Spicy Dijon French Fries - this recipe for homemade french fries is easy and only takes 35 minutes to bake! Serve them in mini glasses with ketchup.

28 Responses to “Spicy Dijon French Fries”

  1. These sound so good, I’m a big fan of baked fries. Love the way you served them too!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 8, 2015 at 7:19 am

      Another fry lover! Thank you Sharon!

  2. Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me — January 6, 2015 at 6:29 am

    Love those photos- too cute. This would be perfect for a superbowl party… especially mine. Can’t wait to try it out.

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

      :) :) Let me know if you make them!!

  3. DessertForTwo — January 6, 2015 at 6:42 am

    These sound fabulous! I’m a dijon freak, so I can imagine how it would taste on fries! Yay!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

      So tangy and delicious! I love dijon on anything!

  4. heather @french press — January 6, 2015 at 9:52 am

    what a fun presentation Beth! these are perfect for snacking on

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 8, 2015 at 7:14 am

      I just love those mini glasses! You’ll seem them around here again :)

  5. Tori@Gringalicious.com — January 6, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Fries have been on my mental list for a while but now I definitely have to make them! These look amazing!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 8, 2015 at 7:14 am

      They are super easy! Give them a try!

  6. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) — January 6, 2015 at 9:58 am

    These fries look so perfectly crispy, I would dive for more than one cup!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 8, 2015 at 7:13 am

      Oh me too, and that is totally acceptable.. given that I ate all of these fries myself!!

  7. Nicole @ Or Whatever You Do — January 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Potatoes are a vegetable…right? These totally count as my vegetable servings I think.

    p.s. I am totally and completely in awe of the lighting in these photos! It is PERFECT. Best french fry shots EVAH!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 8, 2015 at 7:13 am

      Nicole, you totally just made my day – Thank you!!

  8. sue|theviewfromgreatisland — January 6, 2015 at 10:16 am

    How cool is this? Your photos are incredible, can’t decide which one to pin!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 8, 2015 at 7:13 am

      Thank you Sue!

  9. These look and sound phenomenal! I love that you baked them!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 8, 2015 at 7:12 am

      I think they taste just as great when baked!

  10. Courtni Erickson — January 6, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    These look amazing! I’ll have to give them a whirl…Adam’s obsessed with fries!

    Loved your Christmas card :) Hope all is well!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 8, 2015 at 7:11 am

      Let me know if you guys make them!!

  11. Oh my gosh Beth! I love french fries and I like how these are presented in individual cups – perfect and no doubling dipping :-)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 8, 2015 at 7:11 am

      I didn’t even think of the no double dipping, but look how perfect that worked out!

  12. Annie @Maebells — January 6, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    These look beyond amazing!! I love the flavors! I am always looking for new ways to prepare potatoes so this is right up my alley!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 8, 2015 at 7:11 am

      Are you a french fry lover too?!

  13. Ginny McMeans — January 6, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    I am so in love. The spicy mustard and how pretty you set up the portions.

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 8, 2015 at 7:10 am

      The mustard, yes! It adds great flavor!

  14. MMMM! These have my mouth watering! I adore homemade fries!
    And you should have totally switched up the story for a good laugh ;)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 8, 2015 at 7:10 am

      Hahaha :)

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