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How to Make Curry Fries: An Irish-Inspired Snack

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Learn how to cook curry fries.

Learn how to cook curry fries.

French fries are a popular snack in many parts of the world, but the condiments that are served with them can vary from region to region. In Ireland, French fries are often served with curry-flavored ketchup, and the combo is known as curry fries. Curry, of course, is a common spice blend that originated in India.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

10 min

15 min

2 servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 cup sweet and spicy ketchup
  • 150 grams fries
  • 1 tablespoon onion, chopped
  • salt, for the fries
  • cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise, for serving


For Preparation:

  • 4 small bowls
  • 1 large bowl
  • spoon
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For Cooking:

  • pot
  • skimmer spoon or tongs
  • plate or bowl


  1. Make the curry ketchup: Combine curry powder and ketchup. Set aside.
  2. Deep-fry the fries until slightly golden brown.
  3. Remove fries from the oil. Let them rest for a couple of minutes.
  4. Set the deep fryer again. For the second time around, fry the fries until golden brown.
  5. Once cooked, remove the fries from the oil. Season them with salt.
  6. Start to assemble the fries: Lay all the fries on a plate. Top them with the curry ketchup, onion, and mayonnaise.
  7. Serve with your favorite drink.

Step-by-Step Video

Tips and Techniques

  • For a stronger curry flavor, add more curry powder.
  • Cooking the fries twice makes them crunchier.
  • Adjust the amount of curry ketchup, onion, and mayonnaise, per your preference.
The completed curry fries recipe.

The completed curry fries recipe.

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