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Chinese Five Spice Garlic French Fries

This easy Asian inspired French fries recipe is made with garlic and Chinese Five Spice. If you're celebrating Chinese New Year's, these Chinese Five Spice Garlic French Fries are an amazing side dish or appetizer.

If you are looking for more Asian inspired recipes, try my Healthy Asian Salad with No Sugar, Beef & Veggie Stir Fry, or my Pork & Peppers Lettuce Cups.

chinese five spice garlic french fries

Why You'll Love This Recipe

I love using Chinese five spice to bake and cook with. This simple spice mix, made up of five spices is a delicious way to add loads of flavor into a dish.. Growing up, my mom always made a Chinese five spice shrimp stir fry. This versatile spice can be used in sweet or savory and it's amazing in both!

I love to bake with Chinese five spice and use it in recipes like my Spiced Cranberry Snack Cake, Christmas Sandwich Cookies, and my Eggless Sourdough Molasses Cookies. It's one of my favorite spices for the holidays! But, I also love using this spice in savory dishes too, and these Chinese Five Spice Garlic French Fries are amazing!

Chinese five spice is made up of five different spices. It really depends on what brand you buy what spices you get. The first four spices are usually always the same, but it's the fifth one that can differ sometimes. My favorite Chinese five spice blend is from Frontier Co-Op. Theirs is made up of cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and white pepper. The flavor profile is a harmonious balance of sweet, savory, pungent, and slightly spicy notes. It's so good! I use Chinese five spice in my Pork & Peppers Lettuce Cups recipe, so if you love that then you will also love these Chinese Five Spice Garlic French Fries.

chinese five spice garlic french fries

Why go organic?

You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.

Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

chinese five spice garlic french fries

Chinese Five Spice Garlic French Fries

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



Spice up the new year with these Chinese Five Spice Garlic French Fries. This unique and interesting combination will have you wanting more!


  • 454 grams (1 pound) organic Russet potatoes

  • 28 grams (2 tablespoons) organic coconut oil, melted

  • 14 grams (2 tablespoons) organic cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon organic Chinese five spice (like Frontier Co-Op)

  • 2 organic garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt


  • Cut potatoes into ¼-inch wide long strips. Place cut potatoes in a bowl of cold water. Soak for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the melted coconut oil, cornstarch, Chinese five spice, and garlic.
  • Rinse and pat the potatoes dry. Add them to the bowl with the coconut oil and spices and coat them completely. Lay potato strips out evenly on the parchment paper, do not overlap.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Flip each fry over and cook for another 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sea salt. Allow to cool on the baking sheets for at least 5 to 10 minutes before serving.


  • High Altitude – Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. Flip each fry over and cook for another 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

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