In this post we’re going to break down how to cook frozen french fries right on your Blackstone Griddle. It is not only possible, but the fries come out perfectly crispy and amazing.
Frozen Fries on the Blackstone Griddle
Whether you’re out camping, don’t want to fire up your oven, or don’t have room in it for whatever reason, you don’t have to miss out on crispy, easy-to-make French fries.
Your gas griddle is a perfect way to cook frozen fries, and this post is going to detail how.
Griddle Fries shopping list
This list is short and sweet! You probably have all of this in your freezer and pantry now!
- frozen fries
- oil (canola, avocado, or similar)
- seasoning salt
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How to make Frozen Fries on the Blackstone
Want to know what you’re getting yourself into with this recipe? Here’s a brief overview. Make sure to follow the full instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of the post when you’re actually making the recipe!
Preheat your griddle
Don’t skip this part! Give it at least 15-20 minutes to fully come up to temp over the whole griddle surface over medium-low heat.
Lay down a generous layer of oil
Don’t skimp! You don’t want it to be excessive, but you also don’t want it to be light, either.
Put the fries down in a single layer
You don’t want to just dump the whole bag of frozen fries on the griddle in one big heap. That’s a great way to warp your griddle. Grab handfuls and kind of sprinkle the fries onto the griddle so they wind up evenly distributed in a single layer.
If you have a cover, use it. You don’t HAVE to use a cover to make this work, but it will speed things up a bit.
Don’t flip until they are brown!
Over-working these are the most common reason that people have trouble with frozen fries on the griddle. Don’t flip them until they are browned, and repeat until all sides are as crispy as you like them.
What are the best seasonings for French fries?
My all-time favorite for French fries is really always a forever the classic…salt.
Preferably the fine-grain stuff so it sticks really well, too.
Want to get crazy? Order up this popcorn seasoning variety pack from Spiceology, and try to sprinkle some of the Truffle Parmesan Blend, Jalapeno Popper Blend, Blue Cheese Buffalo Blend, or their Pizza Cheese Blend. You will not regret it!
Griddle Frozen Fries FAQ
All of the major brands of frozen fries are okay to use for this method. I’m a sucker for Ore Ida Crispers, but last time I looked I couldn’t find them. Womp womp. I like crinkle cut over other types but you could definitely make even steak fries with this method.
It takes about 15-20 minutes when it is all said and done. Probably about the same amount of time it would take to cook them in the oven. It also depends on where you set your griddle temp too. Medium-low should keep the surface temp at around 375-400°, which is what we’re going for here.
Wondering how to temp the surface of your griddle? Check out this awesome IR gun/Thermometer from Thermoworks!
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- 1 bag frozen fries
- 1/2 cup oil (canola, avocado, or similar)
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- Preheat your griddle over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes.
- Lay down a generous layer of oil on the griddle. Don't skimp!
- Put the fries down in a single layer by grabbing handfuls and sprinkling the fries onto the griddle so they are evenly distributed in a single layer. Don't just dump the whole frozen bag on the griddle or you could end up with a warped griddle.
- If you have a cover, use it! If you don't, that's fine too.
- The secret to great griddle fries is to not over-work them. That means put the spatula down and don’t flip them until they are brown. Repeat until all sides are as crispy as you like them.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.