Recipe For Spicy Paprika Potatoes

Paprika pepper works well in lots of recipes, from soups to stews to goulash and many spice mixes, but an absolute favourite of mine is paprika potatoes.

So why not try adding it to your mashed potatoes, boiled new potatoes or even on your roasted potatoes? The recipe below is for baked fries, so simple yet so delicious!

paprika potatoes in a serving bowl

And because they're cooked in your oven they are so much healthier than using a deep fat fryer.

If you like your fries crispy - and who doesn't - put the baking sheet in as soon as you pre-heat the oven, so it's nice and hot.

Also make sure you dry the potatoes thoroughly after washing. This will help with the "crispiness".

Easy Peasy Paprika Potatoes Recipe

Ingredients: (Makes enough for 2 servings)

5 biggish potatoes cut into thickish fries (about ½ inch thick)
3 tbsp olive or coconut oil
2-3 tsp smoked paprika pepper
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp sea salt
Juice of ½ a lemon


  • Place a baking sheet in the oven and pre-heat to 220°C (425°F, gas 7)
  • Wash and dry the potatoes and peel if you want (I don't bother)
  • Put the fries in a bowl with the paprika, garam masala, oil and salt and toss the potatoes until they're covered
  • Place the fries on the hot baking sheet for 25 - 30 minutes until crispy and golden
  • Do check halfway through cooking that they don't burn. (Different types of potato cook at different rates)
  • Take out of the oven and sprinkle with the lemon juice and more salt if required. And enjoy!

Types of Potatoes and Paprika...

You can use any type of pepper for this recipe, but I find smoked paprika or hot Hungarian both work very well.

When making my fries, or chips as we call them in the UK, I tend to use Maris Pipers or King Edwards.

Russet potatoes also work well, but if you have a tried and trusted favourite type of potato, just use it instead.

If you would like some recipes that use this spice, then have a quick look at my book. Full of easy-to-make herb mixes, masala blends and dry rubs from around the world.
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Links to Other Spice Blends

The recipe above uses garam masala as a seasoning, for something different why not try these mixes?

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