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
- Peel potatoes.
- 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.
- Fill a high rimmed pot with 1/4 full of frying oil.
- Heat oil on medium-high heat. Monitor at all times.
- Place fries into hot oil very carefully using a frying spatula.
- Do not mix fries until they are starting to float to the top.
- Mix fries one time.
- Once all fries have risen to the top, remove and set aside.
- Salt fries.
- Heat oven to 425F.
- In a bowl, put cut fries and fat of choice: avocado oil, olive oil, coconut oil, or butter.
- Mix fries until all sides are coated.
- Put a parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
- Put fries on parchment paper. Try not to overcrowd the cookie sheet.
- Bake until the top of fries are golden.
- Remove from oven and very gently turn fries over. If potatoes are breaking, then the potatoes are not cooked enough to be flipped.
- 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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