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Fries or Chips Sprinkle

Air fryer rack with fries coated with Bec's fries sprinkle

Come on, admit it. We all love a good chip seasoning, but we may not be wso fond of what might be in it. I’ve come up with a healthy version that you’re going to love. I don’t just use this on fries, I’ve been sprinkling it over chicken, fish – read on to find out more….

A bowl with cut chips and a jar of fries sprinkle next to it.
Chips in a bowl, ready for the spinkles

Ingredients for chip seasoning:

  • Garlic Granules – I choose granules over powder. I’ve talked about it before in other posts, I believe the granules are closer to a pure product without anti caking agents. But who can tell. You can make your own if you have a dehydrator.
  • Turmeric ground – this gives the fries a lovely colour and a hint of turmeric flavour.
  • Parsley dried flakes – This isn’t manditory however I love the little spots of green. Parsley isn’t as strong as some herbs so you can afford to put a bit in without worring about the flavour being overpowering.
  • Rosemary dried leaves – I love rosemary on chips. If you don’t, you could swap this out for thyme, sage or even oregano.
  • Onion dried flakes – once again I prefer onion flakes rather than powder. I’ve made onion powder before from scratch and it didnt take long to set like concrete in the jar. Makes me wonder what anti caking agent is being used in our supermarket powders. If you’re like me and prefer less additives, go for the dried flakes or once again dry them yourself.
  • Crushed black pepper – Freshly cracked will always give the best flavour.
  • Rice flour – I use rice flour rather than cornflour. The rice flour you get from the supermarket here in Australia is a bit gritty, and works well for this recipe.
  • Brown sugar – it’s only 1/2 a tsp but it will help caramalise those chippy edges. YUM
  • Brewers Yeast Extract – this is something you can get in the healthfood section of the supermarket. It has a cheesy flavour to it, brilliant for this sort of thing. It’s not the instant yeast for making bread.
  • Salt flakes – If you dont have salt flakes you can actually throw all your ingredients into a Thermomix or grinder. I like to use pink murray valley salt flakes and prefer to leave them in their lovely soft delicate flakes.
A bowl of uncooked chips - showing how much fries sprinkle to use on your chips.
This is how much fries sprinkle I suggest you start with

All air fryers are a bit different, so use the temperature and time that suits you and the machine. These fries couldn’t be easier to make, you can even use your conventional oven, just place them on a non-stick cooling rack over an oven tray, set your oven to 200°C fan allowing the air to circulate. Either method is pretty easy, and so much healthier than deep-fried.

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What else can you use it on?

How to use chip seasoning?

This has got to be one of the easiest things to do. Peel your potatoes, rinse them and allow them to drain. Spray them (or use a fine drizzle) with a touch of oil, then sprinkle with the fries and chips sprinkle. Too easy.

Now you just have to pop them in the air-fryer (or oven on a non-stick cooling rack) and cook them off. All ovens and air fryers are a bit different when it comes to crisping up your chips. If you’re cooking them in your air fryer use the manufacturers recommendations, but for an oven I like to make sure mine is hot before I go adding them in. Set the temp to 200°C fan and give it a good 15 minutes before you pop them in. If you can sit them on a non-stick cooling rack over a tray I find the air can circulate better and your chips shouldnt need turning. They take around 20 – 30 mins in my oven depending on the size I’ve cut them.

Air fryer rack with fries coated with Bec's fries sprinkle

Chips and Fries sprinkle

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Once you've made this recipe for fries sprinkle, you won't be able to have chips without it. Or is that just me?
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Course Dinner, sides, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 ish?
Method Air Fryer, Oven, Thermomix


  • 1 Thermomix or Spice Grinder
  • 1 Air fryer or Oven


  • 15 g Garlic Granules
  • 1 tsp Turmeric ground
  • 2 tsp Parsley dried flakes
  • 2 tsp Rosemary dried leaves
  • 1 Tbs Onion dried flakes
  • 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 15 g Rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs Brewers Yeast Extract get this from the supermarket (Nutritional Yeast)
  • 30 g salt flaked


  • Add everything but the salt to your Thermomix or spice grinder.
    For a spice grinder, you may have to do it in batches due to the size.
  • Blitz everything into a powder Thermomix 20 sec/speed 9
  • Weigh in the 30g salt (flaked) and mix again 5 sec/speed 4


There’s enough here to make several batches of chips.  Remember, it has quite a bit of salt in it, so don’t go crazy the first time.  Once you’ve used it the first time, you’ll get the idea.  Check out the image I posted above. 
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