The Best Deep Fried French Fries


Learn how to make French fries that are super crispy with this twice-fried method. I don"t think most people realize that any decent French fry needs lớn be fried twice. The first frying is done at a lower temperature, which softens the potato and prepares the starchy surface for the second frying"s crispification.

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There's nothing quite lượt thích the enticingly crisp skin and fluffy interior of a french fry. Chef John's easy-to-follow recipe features a double-fried method that gets delicious, restaurant-style results every time. With just three ingredients, you'll have sizzling hot, homemade french fries that are ready lớn share. Learn the secrets khổng lồ perfectly golden fries at home, plus, get tips on storing & freezing.

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How to Make Homemade French Fries

Craving crispy, drive-thru style flavor? You'll love this simple recipe for homemade french fries. You'll find the full recipe below with step-by-step instructions, but here's what you can expect when you make this top-rated recipe:

The Key to Crispy Homemade French Fries

Begin by soaking the sliced potato strips in a bowl of water for about 30 minutes khổng lồ draw out the starch — this ensures the most deliciously crispy results. Pat potatoes dry, then địa chỉ them to lớn a pot of preheated oil and fry for five minutes.

Allow the potatoes to cool before frying them a second time. Let cook until golden brown, then blot with a paper towel & salt before serving. Double-frying guarantees a wonderful crunch that will keep you coming back for more.

How lớn Store Homemade French Fries

Give french fries a longer shelf by placing them in a shallow airtight container và refrigerating for 3-5 days. Allow them lớn fully cool before chilling — warm fries will create steam in the container and make for soggy strips. Reheat in the oven or in a skillet to lớn maintain a fresh, crispy flavor.

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Can You Freeze Homemade French Fries?

Yes, cooked french fries can be safely frozen for 10-12 months. Be sure to wrap leftovers securely in foil, freezer wrap, or a freezer-safe bag. No need lớn thaw — simply place frozen fries in the oven lớn reheat. Community Tips và Praise

"The fries taste amazing," raves reviewer garymfee. "It is well worth the steps to lớn get the crispy outside, perfect inside, and the potato taste that often gets lost in so many other prepared fries."

"Do not brown them too much the first time you fry them," advises plates4u. "Also, vị not forget lớn remove excess oil after the first fry."

"I never thought a recipe was needed for french fries, but when I"ve made them on my own they"ve never turned out as well as I"d like," shares DawninMonkton. "Best fries I"ve ever made. The soaking in advance & the double frying at two different temps made all the difference."

1 large russet potato, cut into evenly sized strips

2 cups vegetable oil for frying, or as needed

salt to taste

Soak potato strips in a large bowl of water for about 30 minutes. Pat with paper towels until thoroughly dry.

Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Gently showroom potatoes to lớn the hot oil and fry for about 5 minutes, stirring and flipping the potatoes occasionally. Use a slotted spoon lớn transfer potatoes to lớn a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool completely.

Heat oil again, but this time to lớn 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). địa chỉ cửa hàng potatoes và fry a second time until golden brown, 5 lớn 6 minutes.

Editor"s Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time và temperature, ingredient density, và the specific type of oil used.