February 21, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC
Made popular by Trader Joe’s, “everything bagel” seasoning isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. You can sprinkle the mouth-watering blend of poppy seeds, toasted sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion, and salt on… everything. It’s great on waffles, salads, avocado toasts, salmon—you name it. And now that I’ve seen the magic that is everything bagel fries, I vow to never eat my potatoes any other way.
Rachel Mansfield, a food blogger and author of the cookbook Just the Good Stuff, recently shared the genius idea on Instagram, sparking a wave of heart-eyed commentary from her followers. After using the seasoning for everything else in her life, she realized you can add a dash to your fries, too—and let’s just say she was not disappointed with the result. “Everything bagel french fries. It seems so basic and simple, yet it took me years to finally combine these two flavors together. The fries get extra crispy baked in the oven, and sprinkling it with the Everything But The Bagel seasoning from Trader Joe’s adds the best flavor bomb to your plate,” she tells me.
Aside from eating these bagel-y fries straight-up (she says even cold and dipped in Ranch dressing is a win!), she also switches things up by turning them into something that’s a little more fitting for breakfast. “I love adding some fried eggs on top for a little eggs and hash brown action,” she says. However you choose to eat these potatoes, one thing’s for sure: There’s no possible way you’ll be left disappointed. If you want to try everything bagel fries for yourself, use Mansfield’s go-to recipe below.
Everything bagel fries
5 medium organic potatoes
2 tablespoons avocado oil
3 teaspoons everything but the bagel seasoning (you can make your own with sea salt, garlic, onion powder, and sesame seeds)
1. Preheat oven to 425°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Thoroughly wash your potatoes with a brush and veggie cleaner.
3. Slice the ends of each potato and discard, then slice in half length wise then again into 3 to 4 slices long ways.
4. Slice to desired size for your fries, then toss in a large bowl with avocado oil and seasoning and coat well.
5. Add fries to baking tray and bake in oven for 30 minutes, then flip the fries over and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes (or until they’re crispy to your liking).
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Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel seasoning is only one of many that belong in your spice collection. Also try this vegan chicken-less seasoning that goes with everything, then go for the new Everything But The Elote seasoning that captures the flavor of the famous grilled corn on the cob.