Homemade French Fries

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"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 recipe yields 6 servings


  • 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

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.

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.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Great solution to my inability to make good fries. Easy directions and these fries are crunchy and delicious following the directions. My grandchildren loved them dipped in ketchup with chicken nuggets.

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(20 Oct 2018)


Made to go with our Fried Clams. This double dip method makes all the difference in the world to a good fry. Now my go to for fries. Crispy on the outside. Tender on the inside. They couldn't be better!

(26 Jul 2018)


Crispy and so delicious. Great with some Malt vinegar drizzled over them and dipped in ketchup. These are awesome fries!!

review by:
(15 Apr 2018)


Great method for fries, I will use this always. Thanks!

review by:
(21 Mar 2018)


French Fries go with so many things that I make that I wanted to find a really good recipe. This intrigued me because of the method used. It really works, so try it! I did and I am so happy I did.

review by:
(30 May 2016)


Homemade french fries are the best, but these are the absolute best! They are crunchy and went just great with Kittencal's chicken that I made with them. A meal that even the kids will gobble up! This way of making french fries couldn't be a better one!!

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(21 Jan 2016)