Popeyes Fries

Popeyes fries are the best! Unfortunately, when looking for a recipe to follow, there were few to reference, so it took a lot of trial and error! 

What make’s Popeyes fries unique is their light crusty batter which makes them super crispy and crunchy! I also love the flavor in these fries; they are unmatched.

I haven’t tried using the air fryer for this recipe, but because there is a thick batter, I recommend using an oven if you want to skip the frying!

If you love this recipe, try some of my Southern Fried Cabbage, which is an excellent, simple, easy side!

Why everyone loves this Fry Recipe

  • It’s the perfect side- Pair this with any protein or eat it solo! I love making these fries with burgers, fried chicken, and even sandwiches!
  • The flavor is unforgettable– These Cajun fries are a hit because the seasoning creates sweet, salty, and even smoky flavors!
  • They are super crunchy- The wet batter of these fries makes for the ultimate crunch! If you’re looking for a crunchy guilty treat, these are the recipe for you!

Ingredients You’ll Need for Popeyes Fries

  • Potatoes
  • Corn Starch
  • Flour
  • Selzter Water, or Club Soda
  • Oil for frying
  • Seasonings

Popeyes Fries

Easy, delicious, crunchy, Cajun fries
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


  • 3 large potatoes Russet or Idaho
  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 2 cups seltzer water or club soda
  • 2 tbsps corn starch

Mix Spices (Cut in Half)

  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp adobo
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsps paprika
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • cajun seasoning to taste

Secret sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 tbsp honey


  • Begin by peeling potatoes and slicing into thin strips.
  • Rinse potatoes with warm water until water runs clear.
  • Pat potatoes dry, set aside.
  • Mix all seasonings together, and separate seasoning into two parts.
  • Mix flour, corn starch, and 1/2 your seasonings mix. Then, slowly whisk in the seltzer water until a thick batter develops.
  • Dip fries into batter and begin frying at 375 degrees in small batches until fries are golden brown.
  • Season with other part of the seasoning mixture.
  • Serve with sauce
Keyword french fries, popeyes, Begginer Friendly, Easy Recipes

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  1. linda March 16, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    5 stars
    crunchy , seasoned ! my fav!!!