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Blackstone Griddle Frozen French Fries

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 Blackstone Griddle Frozen French Fries come out perfectly crispy and amazing. Plus, no heating up your house with a hot oven or going through the mess of cleaning up a whole fryer for one batch of fries.

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Frozen Fries on the Blackstone Griddle

Whether you’re out camping, trying to avoid your oven or the deep fryer, or just want to make a full meal on your griddle, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you!

Fuss-Free Griddle-Cooked Frozen French Fries

Cooking up a batch of delicious frozen French fries doesn’t need to be a hassle. If you’ve got a has griddle, you’re in for a treat. This method simplifies the process, ensuring you get crispy, golden fries without deep frying or oven-baking. In just a few easy steps, you’ll have a plate of hot and satisfying fries ready to be enjoyed.

Griddle-Ready Magic

The key to griddle-cooked frozen French fries lies in balance – maintaining the proper heat, oil, and seasonings. Make sure you let your griddle FULLY preheat and you’re already halfway there. Whether you’re cooking for a quick snack or as a side dish to your favorite meal, this method promises consistent results.

Customize Your Crunch

What’s great about griddle cooking is its flexibility when it comes to customization. You can season your frozen fries with classic salt and pepper, go bold with garlic and paprika, or even sprinkle your favorite herbs and spices on top. The griddle’s hot surface ensures that your seasonings meld into the fries, creating a flavor-packed bite every time.

Join the Griddle Revolution

Join us in the griddle-cooked frozen French fry revolution. This technique not only saves time but also guarantees that you’ll achieve that perfect balance of crispy exterior and fluffy interior. So, let’s fire up the Blackstone griddle and embark on a journey to crispy fry perfection!

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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 don’t want it to be light.


Put the fries down in a single layer

Don’t 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 sprinkle the fries onto the griddle to evenly distribute them 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.

Try these with our Blackstone Smash Burger!

french fries cooking on a Blackstone Gas Griddle

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.

My second favorite is Lawry’s Seasoning Salt. If you can’t find Lawry’s by you, Johnny’s Seasoning Salt is also a good alternative.

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!

Fries are great with our Over the Top Sloppy Joes too!

Griddle Frozen Fries FAQ

What brands of fries are best?

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 make even steak fries with this method.

How long does it take to cook fries on the griddle from frozen?

It takes about 15-20 minutes. It would probably take about the same amount of time to cook them in the oven. It also depends on where you set your griddle temp too. Medium 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!

Enjoy these fries with a Burger Tower!

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Yield: 6 servings

Blackstone Frozen French Fries

Blackstone Frozen French Fries

Cooking frozen fries on the griddle was never easier! Fire up the Blackstone and break out your favorite bag of frozen fries!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  • 1 bag frozen fries
  • 1/2 cup oil (canola, avocado, or similar)
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt


  1. Preheat your griddle over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Lay down a generous layer of oil on the griddle. Don't skimp!
  3. 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.
  4. If you have a cover, use it! If you don't, that's fine too.
  5. 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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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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.

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.


Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

If you dont have a cover use one of those large blue oval tops from your Turkey roaster you use once a year. Just use a pot holder it does get hot.

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