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How to Cook BBQ Smoked Paprika Canadian Fries: Canada Day Cookout

This recipe for Smoked Paprika Canadian Fries is super delicious, especially for Canada Day celebrations!

potatoesSince we like to serve them when we are using the outdoor grill for our meat entrée, we like to do the fries on the grill as well, finishing them in the deep fryer or oven.

How to Cook Smoked Paprika Canadian Fries:

This puts a grilled twist on a classic Canadian dish of poutine.

  • Note: The cheese curds really make this recipe spectacular. If you are unable to get cheese curds from your grocer or market, you can use a French cheese or even mozzarella.

Type: Side Dish Recipe

Prep Time: 10 min
Grill Time: 6 – 10 min
Fry/Oven Time: 2 – 3 min
Yield: 4 – 6 servings



  1. Texas BBQ s6000 Combination Gas Grill - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comPreheat grill to hot temperature.
  2. Cover all sides of potato wedges with peanut oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika
  3. Place wedges on grill and cook on all sides until you have grill marks on all sides. Remove from grill.
  4. Place into deep fryer, containing hot oil or deep pot with 3 inches of hot oil, and fry about 1 cup of potatoes at a time. Fry until all sputtering ceases – then remove using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels and set aside.
  5. When ready to serve, have oil at 365 degrees F and re-fry for 2 to 3 min or until all fries are golden brown. Then, drain on paper towels.
  6. Spoon hot pan gravy over fries and hot cheese curds, if desired, over crispy fries.

These Smoked Paprika Canadian Fries have a nice smoky flavor from the grill & the smoked paprika, and the pan gravy makes them superb with chunks of cheese curds to top it all off – a specialty for your Canada Day cookout!

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