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homemade french fries

How to Make Easy Homemade French Fries

  • Author: Lilian B.
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Here's our easy homemade french fries recipe. Also, we give an option for baking that's a little healthier without sacrificing flavor.


  • Frying Oil
  • Potatoes (about 1 to 1.5 medium potatoes per person)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Prepare Potatoes

  1. Peel potatoes.
  2. Slice into fries. Make sure the fries aren't cut too thick. Also, make sure the fries are cut similarly so that they will cook evenly.

Frying Option

  1. Fill a high rimmed pot with 1/4 full of frying oil.
  2. Heat oil on medium-high heat. Monitor at all times.
  3. Place fries into hot oil very carefully using a frying spatula.
  4. Do not mix fries until they are starting to float to the top.
  5. Mix fries one time.
  6. Once all fries have risen to the top, remove and set aside.
  7. Salt fries.

Baking Option

  1. Heat oven to 425F.
  2. In a bowl, put cut fries and fat of choice: avocado oil, olive oil, coconut oil, or butter.
  3. Mix fries until all sides are coated.
  4. Put a parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
  5. Put fries on parchment paper. Try not to overcrowd the cookie sheet.
  6. Bake until the top of fries are golden.
  7. Remove from oven and very gently turn fries over. If potatoes are breaking, then the potatoes are not cooked enough to be flipped.
  8. Once fries are golden and cooked, remove from oven. Salt to taste.


The nutrition values below are for a medium-sized russet potato (about 5 ounces) baked in the oven with 1 tablespoon of olive oil per potato.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 potato
  • Calories: 215
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 402 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 13 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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