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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

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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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 20, 2019:

Hi Louise,

That sounds good. I hope she will enjoy my recipe hack for their curry ketchup.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 20, 2019:

Hello Ellen Gregory,

It's okay. At least you enjoyed the food. hahaha

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 20, 2019:

Hi Liz,

I actually tasted my first curry fries in Belgium. I enjoyed it a lot that's why I tried to recreate this dish.

Liz Westwood from UK on August 17, 2019:

Chips and curry are a popular dish in some parts of the UK. It's good to know from your recipe how to make it.

Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on August 17, 2019:

If I keep reading your great recipes, I will put on a ton of weight --- but it will be worth it.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on August 17, 2019:

This sounds really nice, I'll have to try this recipe. I'll pass this on to my friend as she is Irish. She'd like this, I think. =)

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