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Togarashi Fries

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These baked togarashi fries are deliciously flavored and crispy!

You've got to try them. They're easy to make and don't require much hands-on time.

Togarashi fries in a white bowl with a side of spicy mayo.

Why You Should Make these Togarashi Fries

These crispy fries are a total treat! Topped with shichimi togarashi, they are flavorful, citrusy, and peppery.

They're ready in about 45 minutes, most of which is hands-off time. You'll love the umami flavor.

What is Togarashi?

Shichimi Togarashi or Japanese 7 Spice blend is a peppery Japanese spice blend, typically made from a mix of chili peppers, orange peel, sesame seeds, ginger, and nori.

It was originally made by Japanese merchants in the 17th century. Schichi means “seven” in Japanese and togarashi means “peppers”.

It tastes citrusy and peppery and has a little spicy kick.

Togarashi fries ingredients - potatoes, oil, salt, and togarashi seasoning.

The Best Potatoes for Crispy Fries

Russet potatoes are the best potato for making fries because they have a high amount of starch and less water, making for a denser, crispier fry.

What to Serve with Fries

Fries deserve a delicious dipping sauce. You can always serve them with mayo or ketchup, but here are some of our favorite sauces for fries.

  • Basil Aioli - herby and delicious with a rich basil flavor.
  • Avocado Sauce - creamy, delicious, and versatile – it can be used in all sorts of ways as a topping or a dip.
Uncooked fries on a baking sheet.
Baked fries on a baking sheet.

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Togarashi fries in a white serving bowl.

Tips for Making this Recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Togarashi Fries

Togarashi fries in a white bowl with spicy mayo.

These baked togarashi fries are deliciously flavored and crispy!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 3 russet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon shichimi togarashi seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. 
  2. Cut the ends off the potatoes and then cut them into matchsticks. 
  3. Toss the potatoes with the oil, half the togarashi seasoning, and the salt. 
  4. Bake the fries on a sheet pan with a rack (or a parchment-lined sheet) for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. 
  5. Sprinkle the remaining togarashi seasoning on the fries while they're cooling.
  6. Serve the fries with a side of spicy mayo or other condiments. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1687mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g


Saturday 8th of July 2023

Delish! We really loved that Japanese seasoning. It was spicy goodness on top of crispy fries. Yum!


Saturday 10th of April 2021

What do you do with the other half of the spices.


Sunday 11th of April 2021

You can sprinkle the other half tablespoon of seasoning on as soon as you pull the fries out of the oven (while they're cooling). Or, if you want, stir it into the spicy mayo or whatever condiment you serve them with!

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