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- How We Chose the Frozen Fries
- Best Frozen French Fries List
We all have our favorite french fries. Some of us pick McDonald’s, and others like Wendy’s. How we cook them at home, though, is another debate entirely. And there are several different options on the market for frozen versus fresh-cut spuds.
Frozen fries have been gaining popularity over the last few years because they taste just as good as restaurant-style fries, and last longer than fresh alternatives. That’s a different story though; frozen French fries will yield better health benefits for you.
We’ve rounded up some of the tastiest frozen ones you can buy. There’s lots of variety as well, like thin and crispy shoestring fries or creamy steak fries.
How We Chose the Frozen Fries
When we think of the different potato products that are on the market, and then consider what makes them good (or bad), it really boils down to one thing: texture. That is why potatoes make an excellent staple food.
The objective of this test was to ascertain the quality of thin-skinned, deep fried potatoes. Some brands call them “shoestring,” others call them “straight cut.” Some are thinner than others, but all fit within the classic fry category.
Best Frozen French Fries List
Alexia’s Sweet Potato Fries: Best Overall Frozen Fries
Alexia’s shoestring fries reminded me of fast food-style fries in their texture, their taste, and the addictiveness. I didn’t even need to add any additional salt or ketchup because the potatoes were already seasoned with sea salt.
This is not your typical French fry, and we think that’s a good thing. Alexia has half the sodium of a regular serving of frozen fries but gives you the same great flavor and nutrition.
These potato fries have just a few ingredients (sweet potatoes, oil, salt, apple juice concentrate to promote browning and citric acid). Don’t confuse them with the other brands on the market which are mostly made of additives and starches.
Ore-Ida Crispers: Best Crispers Frozen Fries
Ore-Ida’s Crispers are undoubtedly the best crisps of frozen fries you can buy, and I would recommend baking them in the oven for 3 minutes longer than suggested on the packaging to make sure they come out nice and crispy.
These fries have ridged edges, which give more surface area to hold ketchup and ranch dips. They’re a little harder to find than your average fries, but worth the search since they hold more sauce.
Grown In Idaho Super Crispy Crinkle Cut Fries: Best Crispy Crinkle Fries
Our family’s favorite frozen French fries come from Grown in Idaho. Their Super Crispy Crinkle Cut Fries are crispy on the outside with a creamy interior.
A thin, crispy crinkle cut fry will be deliciously rendered with an edge crimped for maximum dipping capabilities. Whether air fried or baked in the oven, you’ll be a fan of these flavorful cuts of spuds.
Market Pantry Crispy Shoestring Fries: Best Crunchy Frozen Fries
This is not a battered variety of French fries, but they sure do look and taste like it. The ingredient list is long, but if you love crunchy potato things, these are for you. Prepare to be amazed when you bite into these crunchy potato sticks because they are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
Kroger French Fries: Best Thick-Cut Frozen Fries
If you favor thicker-cut fries, these are your best bet. They have just enough salt and savoriness to satisfy the most discerning of potato lovers. Thick enough for dipping in sauce, they crisp up nicely on the outside and maintain a smooth inside texture that’s reminiscent of creamy mashed potatoes.