Make your own french fries at home to get them exactly as crispy as you like. Season with salt or other seasonings for the perfect side dish.Jump to Recipe
Potatoes are one of my favorite foods. But, surprisingly, french fries are one of the ways I like them the least. That’s because I am really picky about my fries. They have to be crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside.
I still haven’t found perfect french fries out anywhere, but some have come close. So, instead of searching around, we decided to make our own! This also allows me to season the fries exactly how we want.
There’s a neat restaurant near my parent’s house called Victory Lane Cafe. It’s decorated in all race-themed stuff. And it includes a lot of NHRA drag racing memorabilia, which is the car racing I prefer.
But, the best part has always been their french fries. They are cooked just how I like and seasoned with Lawry’s seasoned salt. I set out to make mine just like theirs since I only get them when I go to visit Florida. The ones here are waffle fries, and we made those before. But they aren’t as easy, so we wanted to try with regular straight fries this time.
Step by Step
While the oil heats, peel the potatoes. Then cut them into thin strips.
Carefully place the potatoes in the hot oil, a few at a time. If you do too many at once, it cools the oil and they won’t cook properly. Fry for about 4-5 minutes.
Move to a wire cooling rack to let excess oil drip off the french fries. Season with desired seasonings. About 2 tsp of seasoning (whether Lawry’s, salt, or anything else) should be enough.
Store any leftover french fries in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, place in an oven or toaster oven at 350F for about 5 minutes.
Originally Published On: September 14, 2020
Homemade French Fries
- 3 lbs baking potatoes
- 3-4 cups vegetable oil
- 2 tsp salt
- Heat the oil in a deep pan over medium heat to 325F
- Peel the potatoes and cut into strips
- Carefully place the potatoes in the hot oil
- Fry for about 4-5 minutes
- Move to a wire cooling rack and sprinkle with salt
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.