Epic Fries Board: How to Make a French Fry Platter

Put together a super-easy but super-memorable fries board for your next party. Make the sauces in advance (and hey, some come right out of the bottle), and the platter is ready on party day in the time it takes to bake the fries.

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Why we love this recipe

An epic fries board combines two of our favorite things. It brings back dreamy memories of our summer trip to Brussels and Bruges, Belgium, where fries are a cultural and culinary phenomenon. And it’s pretty much an instant party.

Bake whatever kinds of frozen fries, tater tots, etc. your heart desires, and arrange them artfully but easily on a giant platter with some of our favorite sauces. Adults and kids alike will be delighted at your next party.

Epic fries board ingredients

You can easily scale this recipe to the size of your crowd, although leftovers generally aren’t a problem! For this platter we used about a pound each of the following, all from the freezer section:

  • Yukon gold fries
  • Chipotle sweet potato fries
  • Rosemary parmesan olive oil oven wedges
  • Tater tots
  • Crinkle-cut fries
Step by step collage of how to build a platter with baked french fries and sauces

We also leaned hard into the sauces. Belgium specializes in mayonnaise-based sauces, so we grabbed a couple of our favorites from the Umami Girl archives to gently nod to that tradition. We couldn’t help adding our favorite cilantro sauce (soooo good with chipotle sweet potatoes in particular), and of course a girl needs ketchup and mustard straight from the bottle. Truffle salt is optional, but no one ever complains about it.

Here are the sauces we use:

You can totally go freestyle with the sauces as much as you like. A nice garlicky homemade aioli or tartar sauce would be great, but so would ranch dressing straight from the bottle. And if you’re so inspired, you can learn more about traditional Belgian fry sauces here.

Step by step collage of how to build a platter with baked french fries and sauces

How to make an epic fries platter

You guys, this really couldn’t be easier. You can see all the steps in action in the video that accompanies this post. You will:

  • Bake frozen fries of your choice according to package instructions. The ones we use generally get baked at 425°F for about half an hour, on baking sheets in a single layer. No hint of a fuss.
  • Make the sauces and put them into little bowls. You can make all of our homemade options the day before and keep them tightly sealed in a cold fridge.
  • While the fries bake, arrange the sauce bowls on a big platter. When the fries are ready, arrange them artfully but unfussily onto the platter.
  • Garnish with cilantro leaves and lime wedges, and serve.
Step by step collage of how to build a platter with baked french fries and sauces

More of our favorite epic boards

We’re obsessed with these bedhead-style party boards (meaning, oh hi, I just woke up all gorgeous like this). They’re a casual and abundant-feeling way to anchor a party buffet. Try one, try them all!

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Epic Fries Board

With a variety of baked fries and some killer sauces (some homemade, some purchased), this epic fry platter will please virtually everyone without a whole lot of work. You can easily scale this recipe to the size of your crowd, and you can use any combination of baked fries that you like. The ingredients below show what we used in the photos.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Serves 12

Ingredients

FOR THE FRIES, ABOUT A POUND EACH OF

  • Yukon gold fries
  • Chipotle sweet potato fries
  • Rosemary parmesan olive oil oven wedges
  • Tater tots
  • Crinkle-cut fries

FOR THE SAUCES

TO GARNISH

  • A few cilantro leaves
  • One lime, cut into 8 wedges

Directions

  1. Bake fries according to package instructions (generally in a single layer on a baking sheet for about 30 minutes at 425°F).
  2. Meanwhile, spoon sauces and truffle salt into small bowls and arrange on a big platter.
  3. When fries are ready, arrange them on the platter. You can see this in action in the video.
  4. Garnish platter with cilantro leaves and lime wedges, and serve.

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Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving:

Calories:: 337 Total Fat:: 18.9g Carbohydrates:: 37.5g Fiber:: 3.9g Sugar:: 3.4g Protein:: 4.5g

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