Rachael Ray's Jazzed Up French Fries Are Turning Heads On Instagram

Rachael Ray's brand has been built on using the most economic means for the greatest gastronomic ends. She showed this with the French fry recipe she shared on Instagram on Dec. 9. "These fries are so jazzed up, no one will even know they're store-bought," she wrote.

The video gives a quick, easy tutorial for making the fries. You have to begin the meal with them, Ray explains, because the time they cook in the oven will be longer than the burgers she also prepares in the recipe. After baking the store-bought pre-cut French fries, dust them with salt, coriander, and cumin. "They're best friends and they like to go everywhere together," Ray jokes. The fries are actually meant to serve as a side for "Hella Mega Suiza Mex Burgers," which she gives a full recipe for on her Free Food Studios.

Most people watching the clip were excited about the new recipe. Lots of excited emojis have cropped up, with some giving voice to the otherwise inarticulate food-lust with phrases like "delicious." The jazzing-up is really thanks to a simple coriander and cumin mix, and some attention should go toward that mixture.

The best of friends

The "best friends" comment is not just Rachael Ray being a bit cute about adding ingredients to a recipe. Rather, it accurately describes the fact that few spices complement each other as well as coriander and cumin do in certain recipes.

In 2008, The Washington Post tried to explain the nature of their flavorful chemistry. Cumin, writer Kim O'Donnel describes, is sort of musky, while coriander is fresher or more citrus-like in flavor. In fact, O'Donnel notes that the individual plants can be found in Biblical references, a venerable status that explains how the pairing can be found in countries as disparate as Turkey, Mexico, and India.

However, the deceptively simple pairing may not be enough for your spice palate. If you find this to be the case, Rachael Ray's burger recipe also suggests adding pepper and garlic to round off the flavor profile of the fries for a full-on jazz number.