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Crispy Fresh French Fries

Crispy Fresh French Fries are easier than you think. The double-fry method is the secret to a great fry!

crispy fresh french fries

Crispy Fresh French Fries

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.


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!

Start by cutting your potatoes. You can do this by hand it you’d like. I use my handy slicer that attaches to my Bosch. LOVE it. Scary sharp though. Handle with care.

crispy fresh french fries

Now soak your fries in cold salted water for about 20 minutes. This gets rid of some of the starch for you.

crispy fresh french fries

The next step is very important. DRY the potatoes well. You do NOT want to be adding wet potatoes into hot oil. BAD combination. Dangerous! I drained mine really well and then put them on a thick towel and rolled them up in it. Then I unrolled after about 10 minutes and let them air dry for a while too.

crispy fresh french fries

While they dry you can heat up your oil. You want it at about 325-350 for the first fry. Cook them for about 2-3 minutes. They won’t be brown, but they will be cooked. Drain them on some paper towels over a brown paper bag. Or something similar.

crispy fresh french fries

After they are all 1st fried, heat up the oil to 375 and do the 2nd fry. How long it takes depends on how thick your particular fries are. Just make sure they are golden brown before you fish them out to drain again.

crispy fresh french fries

Salt them while they are fresh out of the oil if you want it to stick, and enjoy while hot!

crispy fresh french fries

Need something to make with these fries? I’ve got just the thing!

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Crispy Battered Halibut (no beer)
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Yield: 6 servings

Crispy Fresh French Fries

Crispy Fresh French Fries

Ever wonder how to get crispy fresh french fries and not the floppy, greasy variety? Look no further!

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 3-4 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 647Total Fat: 720gSaturated Fat: 122gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 563gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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The Slow Roasted Italian

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

Great post! Found you on Foodgawker.


Tuesday 19th of March 2013

Hi! Thanks so much! I appreciate it. :) Can't wait to check out your blog! It is going on my reading list tomorrow.

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