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Dive into a world where chef-inspired fries meet the comfort of homemade goodness. These crispy fries are a crowd favorite. Using the finest ingredients like russet potatoes, fresh rosemary, and golden garlic cloves, you’ll achieve the ultimate combination of a satisfying crunch with an unforgettable flavor.

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French fries on a baking sheet with rosemary sprigs.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Healthier Choice: Opt for oven-baking or air frying to enjoy a delicious snack with fewer calories and fats than traditional frying methods.
  • Rich Flavor Profile: The combination of fresh rosemary and flavorful garlic offers a gourmet taste, elevating the humble potato to a culinary delight.
  • Simple Ingredients, Gourmet Outcome: Using real ingredients, readily available in most kitchens, this dish transforms everyday potatoes into a chef-inspired side dish.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether it’s a family dinner, a get-together with friends, or just a personal snack time, these fries fit perfectly into any setting, guaranteeing to impress every time.
French fries on a baking sheet with rosemary sprigs.


The russet potatoes offer a crispy exterior and fluffy inside, making them perfect for this recipe. The rosemary, with its fragrant and piney notes, pairs excellently with the aromatic hint of garlic, while the Himalayan salt gives that essential savory kick.

  • Russet potatoes: Have you ever dreamt of extra crispy russet potatoes? (I have.) Russet potatoes are a great option for homemade fries as they allow for longer fries compared to other potato varieties. 
  • Rosemary: The woody-sage flavor of rosemary is really the star of the show with these finished fries. 
  • Garlic powder: I like how the garlic powder combines with the dried rosemary creating a stunning taste. 
  • Sea salt: Sea salt has a distinct flavor which I love on homemade French fries. 
French fries with rosemary sprigs on a baking sheet.

Step-by-step Instructions: How To Make Rosemary Fries

This fuss-free method transforms ordinary potatoes into a gourmet side dish. In mere minutes of preparation and a short stint in the oven, you’ll be rewarded with perfectly golden and crispy fries infused with the delightful aromas of rosemary and garlic. Enjoy this healthier version of your traditional fast-food French fry. 

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F/205°C.
  2. Toss uncooked french fries into a large bowl.
  3. In a mortar and pestle, combine rosemary, garlic powder, and salt and grind into a fine powder. 
  4. Sprinkle mixture over fries and stir thoroughly until evenly coated for a delicious flavor.
  5. Spread french fries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  6. Flip the fries and cook for another 15-20 minutes until the fries are golden brown. (Feel free to ‘broil’ for the last couple of minutes for extra crispiness.) 
French fries with rosemary sprigs on a baking sheet.

Recipe Variations

While this recipe stands strong on its own, feel free to experiment! Add a touch of smoked paprika for a hint of smokiness or some grated vegan parmesan cheese for an extra layer of savory flavor.

  • Fresh herbs: Feel free to use fresh rosemary instead of dried. I recommend using mincing the rosemary before use. Minced rosemary allows for optimal flavor. 
  • Potatoes: This recipe uses russet potatoes. However, Yukon gold potatoes or red potatoes will work just as well. 
  • Lemon juice: Fresh squeezed lemon juice drizzled on top gives these fries a zing!
  • Vegan parmesan: Rosemary parmesan fries, anyone? Take this recipe to the next level with vegan parmesan cheese. 
  • Salt: This recipe calls for sea salt, but kosher salt would work just fine. 
French fries with rosemary sprigs and salt.

Storage Tips

To keep your fries tasting fresh and maintain their crispiness, it’s crucial to store them correctly. Whether you want to enjoy them the next day or save them for a later treat, we’ve got you covered.


Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven to regain crispiness.


I don’t recommend freezing these homemade rosemary garlic fries. However, you could freeze the cut raw fries prior to cooking them. To do so, spread freshly cut fries out in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for 3-4 hours (until fries are completely frozen). Next, transfer frozen fries to an airtight freezer-safe container to keep for up to 2-3 months. 


What are rosemary fries made of?

Rosemary fries are made of potatoes, typically seasoned with rosemary, salt, and sometimes other ingredients like garlic for added flavor.

Are rosemary fries good?

Yes, rosemary fries offer a delightful blend of crispy texture and aromatic flavors, making them a popular choice among many.

What are the ingredients in Alexia rosemary fries?

Alexia rosemary fries ingredients are: Potatoes, Vegetable Oil ( Contains One Or More Of The Following: High Oleic Canola, Canola, Sunflower, Olive), Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, Corn Starch, Dextrin, Sea Salt, Rosemary, Apple Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid (To Promote Color Retention), Xanthan Gum, Natural Flavors.

However, it’s always a good idea to check the product packaging for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Are rosemary fries vegan?

Yes, this rosemary fries recipe is vegan, as it contains no animal-derived ingredients. However, other rosemary fry recipes may not be vegan.

Favorite Dipping Sauces

My favorite dipping sauce depends on what I’m in the mood for. Here are some great options for dipping. 

  • ​Vegan sour cream
  • Vegan fry sauce 
  • Bitchin’ sauce
  • Ketchup
A plate of french fries with ketchup and mustard.

Servings Ideas


French fries on a baking sheet with rosemary sprigs.
5 from 1 vote

Rosemary French Fries

Yield 6 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
These crispy fries are a crowd favorite. Using the finest ingredients like russet potatoes, fresh rosemary, and golden garlic cloves, you'll achieve the ultimate combination of a satisfying crunch with an unforgettable flavor.


  • 4 large russet potatoes, washed + chopped into french fries
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Throw uncooked french fries into a large bowl.
  • In a mortar and pestle combine rosemary, garlic powder and salt and grind into a fine powder. 
  • Sprinkle mixture over fries and stir thoroughly until evenly coated.
  • Spread french fries on a cookie tray lined with a silicone baking mat and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Flip fries and cook for another 15-20 minutes. (Feel free to ‘broil’ for the last 5-10 minutes for extra crispiness.) 


Please read through the above blog post for helpful tips and tricks!


Calories: 196kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 0.2g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 206mg, Potassium: 1032mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 4IU, Vitamin C: 14mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 2mg

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