Contrary to the name of this side dish, there’s really just 2 ingredients. My daughter recently asked me to purchase “everything bagel spice” so she could make an appetizer she saw on Pinterest. I’m always trying to encourage her to try new food, so of course I obliged. Not to mention, it used a bell pepper, so even better.

If you’re a tater hater, don’t be. Potatoes may be high in carbohydrates, but so is a chocolate chip cookie, yet people justify eating that while forgoing unprocessed, real food. A medium baked potato has about 100 calories and a decent amount of vitamin C. It’s a ridiculously versatile food and can be topped with veggies (like broccoli or spinach), salsa, chili or some simple shredded cheese.

This recipe uses russet potatoes, but red or Golden Yukon potatoes could be used, too. I used non-stick spray to coat the fries before baking, but a brush of canola, corn or olive oil works, too. If you’re in need of a simple side for your burger, sandwich or other meal, give this a try! The fries are a wee spicy from the black pepper with a hint of garlic. The spice could be used in rice dishes, too.


4 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into French fry strips

Everything bagel spice

Non-stick spray


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place the cut potatoes on the baking sheet and spread them out. Spray the fries again with non-stick spray.
  4. Sprinkle the fries with everything bagel spice then bake for 10 minutes. Toss the fries and bake another 10 to 15 minutes until they’re golden brown

Makes 6-8 servings.


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