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Vegan Animal-Style Curly Fries


Vegan Animal-Style Curly Fries! They’re iconic and loaded with flavour! Layered on a bed of spiced curly fries sits a pile of perfectly caramelized onions, gooey melted American-style Cheddar slices, and a mountain of the world-famous In N’ Out Special Animal-Style sauce! There’s a reason certain take-out dishes go down in the hall of fame, and Animal-Style Fries are no exception!

You know I had to take it one step further though with these Vegan Animal-Style Curly Fries! I mean, anything called animal fries is just calling my name to be made. But I’ve never been one to just stop at the basics. For this dish, I had to level up the always popular Animal-Style Fries by putting them on one of the great style of fried potatoes we all know and love – curly fries!

Watch the video here!

What’s so special about these fries!?

First of all, if you haven’t been living under metaphorical internet rock lately, In N’ Out has pretty much unanimously taken the popularity vote in the competition amongst the burger scene! Sadly, they can mainly only be found along the western side of the USA… BUT – I have a fix for that! Introducing an even BETTER version of the iconic Animal-Style Fries: Vegan Animal-Style Curly Fries! These animal-style curly fries are actually a special feature of what was once their “secret menu”. Of course, nothing is secret these days and it has quickly become a very frequently requested item. But the delicious Animal-Style fries remain as one of the more delicious take-out items in the country!

Let’s get in to what sets these apart shall we?

How they’re made:

The best part about these Vegan Animal-Style Curly Fries, is that they are one of the simplest things I’ve had the pleasure of making! Not only are curly fries easily store-bought, but the sauce has minimal ingredients, and the entire dish takes no more than a few minutes to make with a good air fryer!

It’s really all about the sauce though, if we want to get down to why these fries are superior to any others. Very much like the Big Mac Sauce of McDonald’s, or Thousand Island Dressing, the In N’ Out Animal-style fries are a variation of those iconic creamy sauces. With a a slightly sweeter taste, due to the addition of granulated sugar, these Vegan Animal-Style Curly Fries have you wanting to put the sauce on your next five meals too!

But, in order to give these Vegan Animal-Style Curly Fries their depth of flavour, the caramelized onions come in to save the day! Add those, and the 4 slices of American Cheddar to top it off and you have a fry dish that will change the way you do Fry-Day from now on!

If you like these, go check out some of my many other fry recipes or fast food sauces like my Big Mac Toast or these Air Fryer Loaded Pizza Fries!

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Vegan Animal-Style Curly Fries

  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings


Vegan Animal-Style Curly Fries: layered on a bed of spiced curly fries sits a pile of perfectly caramelized onions, gooey melted American-style Cheddar slices, and a mountain of the world-famous In N’ Out Special Animal-Style sauce!


  • 4 cups store-bought curly fries
  • 4 slices American cheddar style vegan cheese slices
  • 1/2 white onion, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter

For the Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup vegan mayo
  • 1/3 cup diced sweet dill pickle
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp granulated white sugar


  1. Set the air fryer or pre-heat the oven to 400 fegrees F. Cook for 15 minutes or until crispy on the outside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium frying pan over medium heat, add your vegan butter and onion. Cook until onions are translucent and remove from heat. Set aside.
  3. In a medium size bowl, add all sauce ingredients. Whisk until fully combined.
  4. Assemble by adding curly fries to a basket or serving plate. Layer on the fried onions, cheddar slices(I pre-melted mine for an authentic look by cooking them on a piece of parchment paper for 30 seconds on high in a microwave). Then add as much Animal-Style sauce as you like!
  5. Serve and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes


  1. I can’t wait to try! What brand vegan cheese do you prefer? Thank you.

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