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Homemade French Fries

Homemade fries are simply amazing! They are also pretty easy to make… and once you get the method down odds are low you will ever want any other fries. This recipe includes both a frying method and a baking method; both produce delicious and crispy fries every single time. Try them with dipped in rich Black Truffle Mayo. Yummy!


Homemade French Fries

Golden brown and sprinkled with salt & herbs.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
SOAKING 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 2-1/2 lbs Russet potatoes
  • oil for frying (vegetable or peanut oil)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • chopped parsley (optional)


  • Cut the potatoes into matchsticks, either with a knife or with a French fry cutter. Ideally, the potato pieces should all be similar in size and shape.
  • Place the potatoes in a bowl of cold water. Soak the potatoes for at least 30 minutes.
  • Drain the water from the potatoes. Place the potatoes on a layer of paper towels and pat thoroughly with additional towels until dry.
  • Pour 3 inches of oil into a large, deep pot. Heat the oil to 300°F.
  • Place about 1/3 of the potatoes in the pot, and cook until tender. This takes about 4-5 minutes. Repeat the process with the remaining potatoes.
  • Increase the heat of the oil to 400°F. Place 1/3 of the potatoes back in the pot and cook for an additional 1-3 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat the process with the remaining potatoes. Place the cooked potatoes on a sheet pan lined with paper towels.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste over the fries. Add parsley if desired, then serve immediately.


If you don’t want to fry your potatoes, you can also bake them in the oven. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Line a sheet pan with foil and coat the sheet pan with cooking spray. Soak the fries as directed in the recipe below, then pat dry. Drizzle 1/4 cup of vegetable oil over the fries and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Toss to coat the potatoes in the oil and seasonings. Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fries are golden brown.
Keyword French fries, Homemade fries
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