25 Best Leftover French Fries recipes: plus useful storage tips

Get inspired by this collection of 25 amazing leftover french fries recipes. Choose a dish for breakfast or dinner. There are lots of great ideas to try. Don’t let your leftovers go to waste! Check out these amazing storage tips and then turn your fries into a new family favorite.

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Leftover French Fries Recipes

French fries are a favorite in our house. Whether I’ve cooked them in the oven or brought them home from my favorite restaurant, just a simple reheat never produces the results I want. I usually end up with disappointing soggy fries.

So what do you do with your leftover fries? This collection of recipes will give you some delicious ideas that will turn your extra fries into a new family favorite dinner.

It doesn’t matter if you’re working with fast-food fries, steak fries, or waffle fries. You can have a yummy appetizer or dinner the next day with these recipes.

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Leftover French Fry FAQ

How to store leftover french fries

The best way to store your leftovers is in an airtight container.

How long do french fries last in the fridge?

If they are stored properly, fries should last about 3-5 days in your refrigerator.

Other recipe ideas you may enjoy!

Each of these leftovers ideas will tell you:

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How many fries you will need.
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)
  • Equipment needed. (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, etc.)

What to do with leftover french fries

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Ingredients that work well with old fries

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.

  • hot dogs
  • bacon bits
  • bell peppers
  • fresh parsley
  • hollandaise sauce
  • sour cream
  • parmesan cheese
  • cheddar cheese
  • feta cheese
  • garlic powder

What to do with leftover french fries

Our goal is to help you find ideas using the food you already have in your home.

Each of these french fry recipes will give you some helpful information so that you can pick the best dish for your family.

Check out the blogger that published each idea to use their ingredient list and tips.

Note: pantry ingredients include dry ingredient pantry staples like olive oil, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, black pepper, spices, etc.

Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish. If you are making gluten-free recipes, it may include things like almond flour and other common gluten-free pantry items

Which easy recipe are you looking forward to trying first?

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