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Spicy Fries

What you need: 

3 large potatoes, cut into wedges
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

What you do: 

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
2. Add all ingredients to a large tupperware container, seal lid, and toss to coat potatoes evenly.
3. Spread onto a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes or so.

Preparation Time: 
40 minutes
Cooking Time: 


i like to toss in about 1/4 cup (or more if you like it) of nutritional yeast to make them kinda cheesy.  then in ditch the oregano, though.  yum:)


I am making these again tonight. I'm posting now because I realized these are easy to whip together if you have the spice mix on hand and just add oil and cut up the potatoes at the time you make them.

I have a little tub that used to hold broth, and I put together the spices in this to make these fries tonight. I experimented a little smelling the mix in between to see if it smells good (usually an indicator that it will taste good). This time I added:
- chili powder
- italian seasoning mix
- basil
- black pepper
- curry powder
- cayenne
- cumin
- a dash of sugar (we'll see if that tastes good)
- nutritional yeast
- nutmeg
- salt
I think that was all. I only have two potatoes, so I used very little of each.


thank you


i added a few more potatoes than the recipe called for, and it mellowed out the spice quite a bit - there was just a bit of heat at the end of the bite. i would probably add more of everything else but keep the cayenne the same - i also added 1/2 tsp powdered garlic, too - i know it's not as good for you as the real thing, i've just got some in the spice shelf that needs using up! also, instead of just salt, i used spike, and will probably use herbamare in the future.
my fiance loved the fries, too - he said "boy those are spicy!" and he is one to put hot sauce on everything - he'd probably put it on his morning cereal if it were socially acceptable. ;)
i definitely recommend this recipe. i think next time i'll maybe toss in a bit of cornmeal for a crunchier fry.

great recipe!


The girlfriend and I make a version of this and it's one of our faves.  We learned on Food Network, that if you soak the tater wedges in a little cool or cold water for a little before spicin' em up that they get super crispy.  Just a little hint!


love, Love, LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One of the easiest and yummiest things I've ever made.  I too used a sweet potato in the mix and BOY was it worth it!

Great recipe, I'd recommend it to anyone, veg or not.


I didn't have cayenne on hand and I added 1 tsp garlic powder.  I doubled the recipe so I had plenty of leftovers and the results were a little too salty.  Next time I make them I'll cut the salt in half.  I had them with a yummy tofu scramble!  Very yummy!


These fries are amazing, just made them for the first time this evening and we loved them, perfect. If you fee like being "bad" try them with some vegenaise instead of ketchup, yum! Will make these again, SOON  ;)


i love these fries--not that they need any more praise. we eat them with tofu tenders--delicious!


best. fries. EVER!



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