Ultimate Homemade French Fries – How to make French Fries

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Homemade French Fries – How to make French Fries

After my post for the delicious cheese sauce for cheese fries I got so many messages asking how to make Home Made Fries. So this is for you. The secret to the best, french fries is that they are deep fried – not Once, but TWICE!
The first time you fry them only to cook them. The second time you fry them to ‘COLOR’ them.You can use a french fry cutter if you have one, or slice lengthways and then into ‘batons’ – long thin strips as evenly as possible.
Of course home made fries will have some curved edges ,unless you discard all the outer slices.

Homemade French Fries – How to make French Fries

steps for home made fries

Recipe Type: Snacks
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
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Serves: 4


  • 5-6 Idaho or Russet Potatos
  • Oil for deep frying in batches : canola or peanut oil
  • Salt


  • Wash and Scrub the potatoes.
  • peel the skin if you like or leave them on for ‘Rustic’ Fries.
  • Cut them into uniform ‘Batons’
  • Rinse the fries well in WARM water.
  • Drain and dry well, using kitchen paper towels if needed.
  • Heat enough oil for deep frying in batches – 325ºF/ 163ºc MEDIUM LOW
  • Add the fries in batches and cook for 2-3 minutes till they just start to color. Remove and drain on paper towels.(image 5)
  • Allow all the batches to cool at least  10 minutes. (The fries can also be prepared upto this point well in advance, like if your expecting guests- keep at room temperature till ready to fry)
  • Now bring the heat of the oil up to 365ºF/ 185 ºc  MEDIUM HIGH
  • Lower the fries in batches, 1-2 minutes till golden. Careful or they will go dark.
  • Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately!


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