I was never exactly a fan of deep-frying at home, and it does seem easier to drive over to McDonald’s for some of their delicious fries, but once you try making your own, there’s a very good chance you’ll fall in love with the taste of homemade fries. I did.
There’s something about grabbing a bag of potatoes, a bottle of oil, and some kosher salt, and turning them into these that spells magic to me. Want to give it a go? Let’s make some fries!
Homemade French Fries
5 large potatoes
lotsa oil (of your choice- I like Sunflower oil, but feel free to use Canola or Peanut)
In a large pot or dutch oven, heat up about 5-6 inches of oil. Or more. Seriously, don’t skimp on the oil here. You can always cool it, run it through a coffee filter, and reuse it later on. You want your oil at around 320 degrees. While that’s heating, get your potatoes ready: wash, peel, and cut them into sticks. I like ’em thick. As you slice them, put in a large bowl of very cold water. This will help make them crispy later on. On a hot day, I’ve been known to keep them in the freezer for a bit.
Drain the potato sticks (they’re not fries yet!) thoroughly. Once your oil is ready, carefully put your potatoes in. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove them from your pot, drain, and let cool. Do NOT turn down the heat yet… you want to get your oil back up… all the way up to 375 degrees. Re-fry your fries, around 2-3 minutes again.
Drain on some paper towels, sprinkle with kosher salt- and serve immediately. So, so delicious.