The Easiest & BEST Ever Keto French Fries

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Keto french fries made with almond flour are the not only easy to prepare, but they are the closest keto fry to those fast food fries we all miss. From appearance, texture and flavor, these low carb french fries will have your family cheering when it's burger night. AND you will love that there's no peeling required and you can FREEZE these keto fries!

Low Carb Keto French Fries Ingredients

The Easiest & BEST Ever Keto French Fries Directions

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Are these the “Best” low-carb keto french fries out there?

french fries scattered on a tray with ketchup

These are, hands down, the BEST keto french fry recipe I have had to date! This recipe was inspired by Heavenly Fan who makes vegan keto recipes on YouTube. She is credited to making the foundation for this almond flour keto fries recipe. I added a few extras to perfect the flavor.

From appearance, to texture, to taste, these golden brown keto french fries are the closest thing to traditional fries you find at a fast food joint. In fact, they remind me a lot of McDonald’s fries with their appearance and crispy texture! Dip these fries in sugar-free ketchup or ranch and serve them next to your favorite burger.

a bundle of keto fries wrapped in paper next to ketchup

Before these fries, most of us are used to making jicama fries. Keto jicama fries are good, but they are an effort to make and have a slightly sweet flavor. These almond flour keto fries don’t require any peeling and only take a few minutes to prepare. Plus, you can FREEZE them! You can have fries on your plate whenever you want.

frying keto fries in hot oil

Almond Flour French Fries

This keto french fries recipe is made using almond flour. Almond flour has a fine texture and delicate crumb so when this dough is fried or baked, the texture is similar to the inside of a soft potato, yet the outside is golden and crispy. I recommend using a finely milled almond flour in this fry recipe.

mixing the almond flour fry batter with a spoon

Can I Use Coconut Flour?

If you are allergic to almond flour or don’t like the taste of it, you can substitute with coconut flour. Heavenly Fan recommends you use 50 grams of coconut flour. You will need to add less because coconut flour tends to absorb more liquid than almond flour does, so you need less of it.

Xanthan Gum Role in Keto Fries

The xanthan gum in this side dish recipe is used to hold the dough together. Xanthan gum is often used in keto recipes to provide structure and support. It helps hold the components together so the fries stay stable during frying or baking.

Potato Flavoring

This step is optional but I highly recommend it in order to get an authentic potato french fry flavor. If you can get ahold of it, add a small amount of potato extract. Use my affiliate code ketofocus-10 to save 10% off your order.

Another option to try is butter extract, which is commonly sold in most grocery stores. Only add about 1/4 teaspoon. You don’t want these keto french fries to taste like buttered popcorn!

oooflavors mashed potato extract on a cutting board

Frozen Keto French Fries

Besides being the best keto french fries I’ve ever tasted, these fries can be FROZEN!!! So you can easily have french fries for dinner to go along with your dinner. This is an excellent keto food to meal prep. I recommend doubling or tripling the recipe to make up a big batch of frozen fries.

frozen french fries being shoved in a freezer bag

To freeze these keto fries, prepare as instructed until you make the strips of dough. At this point lay the strips of keto dough onto a parchment or foil lined baking tray and flash freeze until hardened. This will prevent the fries from stick to each other. Once hardened, transfer the low carb almond fries to a freezer safe bag and store in the freeze until ready to use.

You can cook these keto almond flour fries from frozen. Just follow the instructions above to continue cooking.

juicy keto burger on the table

What to Serve with French Fries

These keto french fries are going to change your dinner table! Everyone will love it when it’s burger night. Here are some low carb dinner recipes you might want to serve with these crispy fries.

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31 Comments

  1. Really good!!! Added chili flakes, dried rosemary and sesame seeds before adding water and stirring. I’m sure this can added to dough before rolling the dough. Cut into strips ahd cooked in airfryer for 8 mins, turn over if you want and cook for a further 5 minutes.

  2. Saturday night is wing night in our house but I always try to make something new and last night Keto Fries was our something new and I have to tell you they were pretty darn good. I do think I did cut them a little too thin but they were still really really good (reminded me of hickory sticks if you know what those are).

    This recipe has been voted in as a regular to our Saturday Chicken Wing night.

    Highly recommended

    Cheers
    Terry

  3. I literally feel like I’m cheating when eating these! they are so similar to actual French fries it’s amazing!!! finally something to curb that craving for potato French fries that won’t jeopardize your diet!!

  4. How are you getting 2 1/2 net carbs per serving? The almond flour that you have linked is 4 carbs per 2 tablespoons. You have the recipe almost 14 tablespoons. Thats 28 carbs!! And you said it’s four servings..?🤔

    1. I plugged all the exact measurement of ingredients into my CarbManager app and it came out to 8.4g Net Carbs for the entire recipe (so for four servings that is actually 2.1g net carbs per serving).

      Hope that helps. This recipe is AMAZING! (p.s. The mashed potato drops are a brilliant addition!)

      1. I plugged it in to carb manager – verified the counts on my ingredients – 8 total carbs, 2 net carbs, 135 calories per serving.

        About to make them now – will have to come back with my review..

  5. Has anyone tried the recipe with sweet potato extract? I bought the extract just not sure how much I should use.

  6. I have made these twice now and both times, the xantham gum has torn up my stomach. Granted, I do eat the whole product throughout the day, typically half as snack and half with dinner. I am the only one in the house eating them so I find they are best same day and simply figure that in to my carbs for the day. Is there something you might recommend to replace the xantham gum? Do you think gelatin would work?

    1. I’ve heard psyllium husk powder can but used in place of xanthan gum. I think the ratio is 1 tablespoon finely ground psyllium husk to replace 1 teaspoon xanthan gum.

      Konjac powder, arrowroot powder and guar gum can also be used, though I’m not sure how they would work in this recipe. I prefer to use them to thicken sauces and gravy as xanthan gum seems to give liquids a slimy texture.

  7. I love your Youtube channel and all of your recipes. These French fries are the best keto alterative I have had!

  8. WOWWWW!!!! I’m actually pretty stunned at how yummy and potato like these were….and I didn’t even have the extract!!! EXCELLENT job, THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!! I miss fries terribly, and these are super close! I did have some technical difficulties however, my dough was really wet & sticky. I had to scoop the dough into the pan. That’s after adding another Tbs. of almond flour, whey & an 1/8 tsp. Baking powder. I triple checked my measurements and the conversion, to no avail. Any idea of what I could have happened? I’m super excited to make them again & have that fry shape with the potato extract!! Excellent work, I’m excited to try more of your recipes!! Thanks, Michelle 😊

  9. Tried these tonight. Didn’t have the mash potato extract, but my reaction is the recipe is interesting. Dough was sticky even after adding additional almond flour (I used Red Bob’s), so next time I will add more. Also I rolled these a little too thin, so they were sticking to the paper. Your description about color, cripyness, texture and taste were pretty accurate. These will fit right in with hamburger meals. All in all, my family enjoyed these, as did I, so will make them again.

  10. Have you tried frying them in beef tallow? I will give it a try and report back to y’all.

    And thanks for the info about the mashed potato flavor drops. I will try them in my cauliflower mashed ‘taters.

  11. I’m giving 5 Stars even though the fries are not truly 5 star for me. They are ok to squelch that potato craving BUT they get cold – fast. 🙁 However, you introduced me to that mashed potato extract. GENIUS! What a great thing to add to this recipe. Helps out with the french fry taste. That’s the 5 star for me. And on that site I also found glazed donut extract which I will be adding to your donut recipe. Love your channel!

  12. I just made these keto fries, and they are really good! I ordered the potato extract, but don’t have it yet. Fries were still yummy and the texture is spot on! I can’t wait for my extract to get here! They are unbelievably easy to make!! If you are missing fries, make these! I’m SO glad that I did!

  13. I have the ingredients except for the potato flavor, but it’s on order. I won’t make it until it arrives. What I’m trying to write is that I have NOT made these yet. But potato is one of the things we crave and I look forward to making these.

    So here’s the question, have you tried to make these into chips?

    😀 I need to figure out how to make it into a baked potato awash in butter too. 😀

    Oh, how I miss potato! Fingers crossed on this recipe.

    I also discovered that OOOFlavors has wheat bread flavor. King Arthur Flour has a keto flour blend (1/4 cup for 4 net carbs) that yields the best keto bread with the right texture and flavor that I’ve made to date but it’s bland. I’m accustomed to taking the wheat berry from berry to loaf. I’m looking forward to their wheat bread flavor in the bread, and I think the potato flavor would also work. Yum, a slice of buttered toast with either flavor and 2 over easy eggs with runny yolks. I haven’t had that in 1 3/4 years ’cause the bread was the lacking component. But no more with the KAF flour blend.

    But back to my question… chips?

    BTW, I gave it 5 stars based on my hopes.

    1. There are some people that have taken a recipe like this and turned it into chips. Just roll them out super thin and fry. The Wheat bread flavor sounds awesome! I’ll have to get some of that one.

  14. Awesome! I actually put the rolled out dough into the freezer for 7 minutes before cutting and as the oil heated. Once cut I put the cuttings back in the freezer for 2 minutes then cooked, very light golden seemed to be the best texture. Thanks for the link to the potato flavor. It is not here yet but I am looking forward to the arrival. Next test will be to add chipotle and other spices to the dough.

  15. Made these last night for my husband and I, they were amazing!! just what we needed to go with our keto burgers, thanks for sharing!!!

  16. Question, has anyone deep fried these from
    frozen? I love the idea of healthy convenience!!! The original recipe cooks from fresh and they appear to be fairly delicate. I’m thinking the frozen ones might be ok to toss in the fry daddy.

    1. I toss them from frozen into a skillet of hot oil. They fry just like regular frozen french fries. I haven’t tried a fry daddy but I think it would be the same thing.

  17. These keto fries are the perfect French fry substitute! I have fried them in avocado oil, oven fried them (on parchment paper lined sheet with a light avocado oil spray on the tops) and even in the air fryer (again light avocado oil spray on the tops) and all three methods are great. Frying in oil is my favorite taste and texture wise but oven frying is my go to method for the simplicity. I use the potato flavoring and have sprinkled some Herbes de Provence on them before oven frying (use to do that with oven fried potatoes back in the day) and that was amazing! Thank you so much for this recipe! One thing I’ve missed since going Keto was fries with my burgers. It was so nice to have that combo again!

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