Best Homemade French Fries with Peanut Oil

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Recipe: #5379

May 10, 2012

"Delicious crispy on the outside, soft on the inside fries, that you will love and make often. You can cut them in the dimensions in the recipe or make thicker "steak fries" and just cook them longer when frying the second time, until they are golden brown."

Original is 6 servings
208.7 Calories. More Nutrition

How to make homemade french fries?  (Or Chips)

This recipe will list the ingredients, show you the steps, and give some tips.

Learn how to cut potatoes for homemade french fries.

Learn how long to fry.

How many calories?

210 calories is an estimate based on consuming less than 1 lb or .5kg in a serving.

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a large bowl add cold water to soak the potatoes in as you peel and cut them. Set aside.

Step 2

In a large fryer, or Dutch oven, heat oil to 320 degrees. (Do not overheat or leave unattended, hot oil can catch fire.)

Step 3

Peel potatoes, then cut fries into 1/4 inch x 1/4 inch fries of equal length.

Step 4

Place potatoes in the large bowl of cold water as you cut the potatoes into fries(I like soaking my cut potatoes about an hour before frying, and I add a tray of ice cubes to the water, to make it really cold).

Step 5

When you are done cutting the potatoes into fries, and ready to fry them, drain potatoes thoroughly, removing any excess water.

Step 6

When oil reaches 320 degrees, submerge the potatoes in the oil. (It is a good idea to use a thermometer so the oil is the right temperature).

Step 7

Separate potatoes into small batches, and fry each batch for 2-3 minutes, until they are pale and floppy. Remove from oil, drain, on a cookie sheet with paper towels (so the oil absorbs) and cool to room temperature.

Step 8

Increase the temperature of the oil to 375 degrees.

Step 9

Re-fry small batches of the fries, and fry each batch until crisp and golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Remove to a cookie sheet, salt with Kosher or Seasoned salt, then place in the oven as you are doing the next batch, so they don't get cold.

Step 10

When all the fries are done, serve with ketchup, Malt vinegar or your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 (302.4 g), Calories 208.7, Total Fat - 0.3 g, Saturated Fat - 0.1 g, Cholesterol - 0 mg, Sodium - 48.4 mg, Total Carbohydrate - 47.5 g, Dietary Fiber - 7.3 g, Sugars - 3.5 g, Protein - 5.1 g, Calcium - 27.2 mg, Iron - 1.6 mg, Vitamin C - 27.5 mg, Thiamin - 0.2 mg.


No special items needed.

41 Reviews


Delicious fries that are crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside and golden brown and delicious! Nothing worse than soggy fries!


review by:
(21 Feb 2023)


Great fries. I love fries that are double-fried. Thanks for sharing this nice keeper.


review by:
(31 Jan 2023)

Kooking Kathy

Best fries ever! What a nice surprise that they came out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. I made two batches to feed my family. Better than McyDssss!


review by:
(28 May 2021)


We love these! Seems nice to be able to get my fries crispy on the outside without being grease soaked. Great with Malt vinegar and ketchup to dip.


review by:
(23 Jan 2021)


I have made these more times then I care to admit! Easy with great results every time. Who doesn't like crunchy fries that are creamy on the inside? We do!


review by:
(28 Mar 2020)


Had these fries along with ribs and coleslaw. Loved that they were crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. This cooking method is excellent!


review by:
(4 Mar 2020)

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