French Fries

French Fries

5 from 3 votes
The perfect french fries recipe! With this simple recipe, you can make perfectly crisp, golden French fries. They make and excellent snack or side. Get your dip ready and take out the potatoes!

French fries, hot and crunchy, are the ideal snack or side dish. Homemade restaurant-style fries are salty and crunchy. Our recipe produces great drive-thru fries without the use of any mystery additions or improvements.

Learn how to make the tastiest homemade French fries from maris piper potatoes at home! These are simple to prepare ahead of time and can be fried or baked in the oven for a quick snack or side dish!

If you’re looking for perfect French fries that are crispy on the exterior and luscious on the inside, look no further.

I’ve gotten several recipe requests for handmade French fries. I was pleased to oblige because we love French fries in this family! I went into the kitchen and began making trial runs in search of the ultimate handmade French fries.

These quick and easy homemade French fries are tasty and as crispy as those from McDonald’s or other fast-food restaurants.

Some folks parboil the potatoes before frying them twice at various temperatures. This five-step method (cooking-cooling-frying-cooling-frying again) didn’t make sense for my life as a busy woman.

My French fries are also completely customizable, so if you want garlic parmesan, ranch, salt & vinegar, or even BBQ flavoured French fries, you can make them. If you want a little healthier version, substitute sweet potatoes instead!

The method of double frying is also essential for making the perfect French fry. The first fry serves to form a barrier on the potato’s outside and allows it to cook all the way through.

The second fry gives the potato its beautiful golden colour and completes the cooking process.

A few elements hold the key to excellent French fries. First, there is the soaking period. A cold water bath will eliminate the starch and sugar from the fries, allowing them to crisp up and cook evenly.

Second, consider the oil temperature. A food thermometer guarantees that each fry is perfectly crisp. Finally, the type of potato you use.

The good news is that many different types of potatoes can be used to make chips, but just a few are exceptionally well-suited to the task.

Some potatoes will produce overly soft chips, while others may produce excessively hard chips. The greatest potatoes for creating chips are ones that are in the middle of the spectrum, not too soft or too hard.

Use potatoes with a high starch content for the best results. Maris piper, King Edwards, Russet, and Yukon gold potatoes are all wonderful choices for crispy yet tender French fries.

This French fries recipe will become your go-to recipe!

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French Fries

by Nabeela Kauser
The perfect french fries recipe! With this simple recipe, you can make perfectly crisp, golden French fries. They make an excellent snack or side. 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Soaking Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
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: 1053mgFiber: 6gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 49mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chips, Crispy, Food, Fries, McDonalds, Recipe
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