Baked Mexican French Fries with Salsa Ketchup


Mexican French Fries that are baked not fried – bursting with fiesta spices for a healthy snack, side or appetizer that no one will be able to stop munching!


This Mexican French Fries recipe is my absolute favorite! Delicious fries spiced with salt, pepper, garlic powder, ground cumin and chipotle pepper and served with tangy Salsa Ketchup! Baked Mexican French Fries with seasoning on top.

I have a mad crush on potatoes in every form from my Baked Parmesan Fingerling Potato Fries to my Roasted Potatoes with Bacon and Parmesan to my Potatoes Au Gratin with Bacon to Chicken Gnocchi Soup and now these Mexican Street Fries.  Because potatoes = foodie bliss. Baked Mexican French Fries with seasoning on top with salsa ketchup. These Mexican Street Fries are so addicting I really didn’t know how many to put for the serving size.  I went with 2.  But I if you are anything like me, be prepared for these to serve 1.  A very happy 1. Close up of Baked Mexican French Fries with seasoning on top. And you my favorite way to eat my favorite fries?  Stuffed in a carne asada burrito AKA a California Burrito.  Or stuffed in a burrito with eggs and bacon.  AKA California Breakfast Burritos. (my recipe here), or piled high with carne asada, AKA Carne Asada French Fries.  Irresistible. Top view of Baked Mexican French Fries with seasoning on top. This Mexican French Fries recipe is a fun, delicious side to any Mexican dish, to bring to a barbecue (I brought these as a side to burgers and they were gone in a flash), to stuff in your burritos, or as a super easy crowd pleasing appetizer.

How To make Mexican French Fries

As easy as mix the olive oil and cornstarch (helps make the crispy), spices then toss with the fries… Showing how to spice Baked Mexican French Fries with seasoning on top. Line on a baking sheet and bake… Showing how to make Baked Mexican French Fries on a baking pan. And eat! These Mexican French Fries are delicious plain, with ketchup, with mayonnaise mixed with sriracha, etc., etc., or with my personal favorite – Salsa Ketchup! Close up of Baked Mexican French Fries dipped in salsa ketchup. Salsa Ketchup is exactly what it sounds like – a simple mixture of your favorite salsa and ketchup!  If you want more of a salsa taste, you just add more salsa, more of a ketchup taste, add more ketchup – there is no right or wrong Salsa ketchup and absolutely no science behind it. Only the science of yum. Baked Mexican French Fries with seasoning on top with ketchup salsa in green cup. Baked Mexican French Fries.  Yum. 

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Baked Mexican French Fries with Salsa Ketchup

Mexican French Fries that are baked not fried - bursting with fiesta spices for a healthy snack, side or appetizer that no one will be able to stop munching! This Mexican French Fries recipe is my absolute favorite! Delicious fries spiced with salt, pepper, garlic powder, ground cumin and chipotle pepper.
Servings: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Salsa Ketchup

  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons salsa
  • Hot sauce to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the potatoes into thin fries no wider than ¼ inch.
  • Add all of the ingredients except the French fries to a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add French fries and toss until evenly coated.
  • Spread potatoes evenly over prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes then toss, and stir and rearrange fries in a single layer and bake for an additional 10 minutes. If you like crispier fries, then broil until golden and crispy.
  • To make the Salsa Ketchup, whisk together the ketchup and salsa in a small bowl. Taste and add more salsa for more "salsa" taste, more ketchup for more "ketchup" taste. Add hot sauce to taste. You can also add mayonnaise for a creamy version - like Salsa Ketchup Fry Sauce.

Notes

*If you don't have chipotle pepper, you can add a dash of cayenne pepper - just a dash though because cayenne is spicier than chipotle pepper.

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14 Comments

  1. Kathy says

    These Mexican street fries look awesome. How did you get them cut to such a uniform size? Whatever you used, I want! Thanks for all of your amazing recipes!

    • Jen says

      Thank you Kathy! I actually cut them by hand. I cut the potatoes in half then lay them flat part down then cut into 1/4″ strips all the way across lengthwise, then cut those strips. I don’t know if that makes sense! hope you enjoy the fries – uniform or not 🙂

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much Sophia! I love how easy the salsa ketchup is and so good! Hope you love it!

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much Jennie! I love how easy fries are to make at home with staple ingredients. Hope you can satisfy your fries craving soon with these 🙂

  2. syreeta jayne says

    These look fabulous! I’m wondering, do you think that tapioca starch/flour can be subbed for the cornstarch?

    • Jen says

      I know the cornstarch helps them get crispy, but honestly I don’t know the science behind it so I’m not sure if tapioca starch/flour would work or not. Sorry!

  3. Stacey S says

    The ketchup salsa was so good! Added the mayo half way through to change it up. Definitely need more potatoes next time! Went too quick.

    • Jen says

      Thank you for taking the time to comment Stacey, I’m so happy they were gobbled right up!

  4. Debbie says

    Made these for supper tonight and my husband and I really enjoyed them, super easy and tasty. Once I had cut the potatoes up that were required for the recipe, my husband thought it looked like too many for the two of us. Needless to say, there weren’t any left. We ate them all. Will definitely make again.

    • Jen says

      LOL! I’m happy to hear you both loved them so much! Thanks Debbie!

  5. Rachelle says

    So you retoss after baking 10 min in oil spice cornstarch mixture and bake add 10 min?

    • Jen says

      No, you will toss the fries in the oil/cornstarch in step 3 and in step 4 you are baking for 20 minutes, tossing and rearranging in a single layer so they bake evenly (not with oil mixture) and then baking an additional 10 minutes for a total of 30 minutes baking. Hope that helps!