Make Your Own Crispy French Fries at Home

crispy french fries

crispy french fries

Frozen ones just wont cut it, and baking them isn’t the same. We love the fries that we get at restaurants, and wanted to duplicate them at home. Crispy fresh french fries, right from your own stove. It is possible, and the secret, which actually isn’t much of a secret anymore but you may not know this, is DOUBLE frying the potatoes. Yup. These little nuggets need two baths in some hot oil to develop that crispy exterior that you love so much. I was skeptical, but it actually worked. Plus, these taste so much better than the frozen variety!


  • crispy french fries3-4 medium potatoes, cut into sticks
  • 4-5 cups canola or peanut oil
  • salt


  1. Peel potatoes and cut into sticks. Soak in cold salted water for 20-30 minutes. Drain well and dry well.
  2. Heat oil to 325-350. Fry potatoes in small batches for 3-4 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from oil and drain.
  3. When all potatoes are fried, increase oil heat to 375 and fry a 2nd time in small batches until golden brown. Remove from oil, drain, and salt. Eat immediately.



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