French Fries
French Fries
5 from 3 votes
Discover the rich world of French fries, the universally loved snack, and dive into the art of preparing them. Experience the crunch and taste like never before as you learn the proper steps to achieve the perfect fry at home.
French Fries

Who doesn’t love crispy, golden French fries? Originating from Belgium, this beloved snack has become a global favorite, adorning plates in homes, diners, and fancy restaurants alike.

Despite its simplicity, achieving that perfect balance of crispy exterior and fluffy interior can be a challenge for home cooks. Fear not, for I am here to guide you through the process step by step, ensuring your homemade French fries are nothing short of spectacular.

Crafting the perfect French fry begins with selecting the right potatoes. Maris Piper potatoes are ideal for this recipe, known for their high starch content and ability to achieve that coveted crispy texture. Paired with vegetable oil for frying, these two ingredients form the foundation of our delicious snack.

Expert Tip: For a healthier alternative, try baking your fries instead of frying. Simply toss the potato sticks with a small amount of oil and bake in a preheated oven until crispy and golden brown.


Potatoes (Maris Piper): Maris Piper potatoes are renowned for their perfect balance of starchiness and moisture. This variety of potato ensures that your fries will have a fluffy interior while crisping up beautifully on the outside.

Vegetable Oil: Vegetable oil serves as the medium for frying, imparting a crispiness to the exterior of the fries while maintaining a light, neutral flavor. Its high smoke point makes it perfect for achieving that golden brown perfection without imparting any unwanted taste.

Expert Tip: For extra flavor, season your fries with a sprinkle of garlic powder, paprika, or your favorite herbs and spices before serving.

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy your freshly cooked French fries alongside a juicy hamburger or a classic cheeseburger for the ultimate comfort food experience.
  • Pair your fries with a variety of dipping sauces such as ketchup, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, or even aioli for a gourmet touch.
  • Serve as a side dish to accompany grilled meats, sandwiches, or even as a standalone snack with a sprinkle of grated cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

Expert Tip: Ensure the oil is at the correct temperature before frying the potatoes. Use a thermometer to gauge the temperature accurately.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I achieve the perfect crispiness for my French fries?

Achieving the perfect crispiness requires double frying. The first fry cooks the potato through, while the second fry at a higher temperature crisps up the exterior, resulting in that desired crunch.

Can I use other types of potatoes for this recipe?

While Maris Piper potatoes are recommended for their ideal texture, you can experiment with other varieties such as Russet or Yukon Gold. Just be aware that the texture and crispiness may vary.

How long should I soak the potatoes in water?

Soak the potatoes for at least 30 minutes to remove excess starch, which helps prevent the fries from sticking together and promotes crispiness.

Can I reuse the frying oil?

Yes, you can reuse frying oil. Allow it to cool completely, then strain it through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove any debris. Store it in a cool, dark place and use it for frying again within a few weeks.

How do I prevent my fries from becoming soggy?

To prevent soggy fries, make sure to thoroughly drain and pat dry the potatoes before frying. Additionally, serve the fries immediately after frying for the best texture.

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French Fries

French Fries

by Nabeela Kauser
Discover the rich world of French fries, the universally loved snack, and dive into the art of preparing them. Experience the crunch and taste like never before as you learn the proper steps to achieve the perfect fry at home. 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Soaking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 292 kcal


  • 1 kg Potatoes Maris Piper
  • Vegetable Oil For frying


  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1 cm thick sticks.
  • Put them in a bowl with cold water and soak for at least 30 minutes to remove the remaining starch from the potatoes.
  • Transfer the potatoes to a colander and rinse throughly with cold water.
  • Drain the fries and pat the dry with a paper towel.
  • In a large bowl add the oil and heat to 150C (300F).
  • Fry the fries for 5-6 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Drain with a paper towel.
  • Increase the heat to 180C (356F).
  • Fry the fries again for 2-3 minutes until they become crisp.
  • Drain on a paper towel.
  • Season fries with sea salt and serve immediately.


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 292kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 22mgPotassium: 1053mgFibre: 6gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 49mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chips, Crispy, Food, Fries, McDonalds, Recipe
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