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Crispy Oven Baked “Bojangles” French Fries

By Amber 14
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Hello, luvahs.

Get in my belly…

And hopefully you’ve realized by now that I’m talking to the frenchity fries, not to you, my loverly minions.

Fresh, oven baked french fries that taste JUST.AS.DANG.GOOD. as a piping hot order of the sweet and spicy Bojangles fries which all of us have indulgently scarfed down on many an occasion then immediately regretted because we started thinking about all the junk that we had just force fed into our bodies, and then we realized just how long we would have to be on the dang elliptical to work off those delicious golden morsels of sin.

Not after you eat these though!

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Never had Bojangles fries? They’re like a piping hot, potatoey pillow of spicy sweet Cajun heat.

So incredibly good.

These beautiful babies are drizzled with a thin coating of extra-virgin olive oil then sprinkled with a magical dust of super simple spices that you more than likely already have in your pantry.

This, like a lot of recipes on this blog, was totally the brain child of the hubs which just solidifies the fact that I love him to pieces and made the right decision when I said yes!

Any man who can tickle my culinary muse just by saying, “Mmmm…Bojangles french fries” is totally a keeper in my book 😉


The trick to getting these fries crispy is a little technique I learned in culinary school but then never actually tried out because, well, I’m lazy and impatient and used to just assume that taking frozen fries coated in preservatives and chemical compounds and throwing them onto a cookie sheet would suffice.


I’m glad that way of thinking is now null and void.

Yay for clean eats!


Getting to know you…

What’s your favorite fast food fry?

Have you ever made crispy oven fries?

What’s your favorite kind of potato?

Crispy Oven Baked “Bojangles” French Fries

Prep time13 minutes
Cook time40 minutes
Total time53 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Side Dish, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party


  • 1-1.3 lbs yukon gold potatoes (this is roughly 3 medium sized potatoes)
  • 1 Large bowl of cold water (straight from the tap is fine)
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 teaspoons granulated cane sugar (or powdered sweetener of choice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt (or regular sea salt)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


*WWpts= 2 pts per serving*

*WWpts+= 3 pts per serving*


Step 1
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Step 2
Cut potatoes lengthwise into 4-6 sections (depending on desired thickness) then stack and slice into thin strips.
Step 3
Immediately place cut fries into the bowl of cold water and allow to soak for 10-12 minutes.
Step 4
While the potatoes are soaking, stir together all of the spices and set aside.
Step 5
Remove the potatoes from the water and thoroughly dry using clean kitchen towels.
Step 6
Add fries to a large baking sheet lined with parchment, drizzle with olive oil, heavily season with some of the spice mixture, and toss until each fry is evenly coated. Spread the fries into a single layer (use two baking sheets if you can't get them into one layer) then bake for 20 minutes.
Step 7
Remove sheet from oven, sprinkle the fries with more seasoning, then stir and flip to ensure even browning. Continue baking for another 20 minutes.
Step 8
Remove from the oven when fries are golden brown and crispy. Sprinkle with more seasoning if desired and serve immediately.
Step 9
Love y'all!

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  • I can never get them crispy! Does the water soak help? I had cajun fries last night and am in looove now. I need to make these!

    • amber
      April 2, 2013

      Yes! The water soaks out all of the starch from the potatoes and allows them to get crispy when baked. It’s such an awesome trick!

  • Michael
    April 2, 2013

    Love all of the spices you use on your fries. And you’re right, they do look crispy! I’ve never had Bojangles before, but I can only assume they’ve got some great-tasting fries!

    • amber
      April 14, 2013

      I can’t believe you have never eaten Bojangles before…well, actually, yes I can because fast food usually does suck! Definitely try these and let me know how you like them!

  • Mia
    April 2, 2013

    McDonald’s or Rally’s fries. Yum yum yum! I also enjoy the occasional Jack in the Box curly fries. I’ve never been good frying things or getting them fried-like in the oven. I’m super-excited for this soaking trick. Does it work with sweet potatoes?

  • I’ll have to try this water soaking trick. I never have luck getting my fries crispy!

  • Ooh I love the spices you have included on these! Glad you are back and feeling better!

  • Dynamo of Dixie
    December 5, 2014

    Hey, Slim, thanks for this recipe. Looks great, and I’m going to try it. I’m Bojangles’ French fry freak!

    • Amber
      December 7, 2014

      Awesome! I hope my recipe did them justice!

  • Big Bad John
    June 26, 2015

    Thank you so much for this EXCELLENT recipe. And your spot-on Bojangles’ fry seasoning ROCKS! It’s great on EVERYTHING. It’s now our table seasoning.

    • Amber
      June 26, 2015

      Yaaaay! This makes my day. So happy y’all like it!

  • Deetz
    January 28, 2016

    ha ha, i was skimming my pinterest board and clicked on these just because i wanted to read how you would describe bojangles fries! <3

  • Marilee Elizondo
    May 30, 2016

    Hi, I was just wondering on the calorie count for this recipe?


    • Amber
      June 1, 2016

      Hi, Marilee! I don’t add up the calorie counts for my recipes anymore, but feel free to plug in the ingredients in the free calorie counter on My Fitness Pal. That should give you the info you need.