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!
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 time||13 minutes|
|Cook time||40 minutes|
|Total time||53 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 ½ 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)
- ¼ teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt (or regular sea salt)
- 1 ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
*WWpts= 2 pts per serving*
*WWpts+= 3 pts per serving*
Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) says
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!
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!
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!
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!
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?
Kristen @ notsodomesticated says
I'll have to try this water soaking trick. I never have luck getting my fries crispy!
Anna @ Your Healthy Place says
Ooh I love the spices you have included on these! Glad you are back and feeling better!
Dynamo of Dixie says
Hey, Slim, thanks for this recipe. Looks great, and I'm going to try it. I'm Bojangles' French fry freak!
Awesome! I hope my recipe did them justice!
Big Bad John says
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.
Yaaaay! This makes my day. So happy y'all like it!
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 says
Hi, I was just wondering on the calorie count for this recipe?
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.