Fabulous french fries recipe


It’s really up to you whether to share these fries or not. (I know a guy who wouldn’t.) But in case you do, this recipe will feed four and can be whipped up pretty quickly.

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 45 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 Minutes


  • 4 large russet potatoes, cut into ¼-inch sticks
  • 2–3 quarts vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
How to Make It
  1. Line a large baking sheet with paper towels.
  2. Soak the potato sticks in cold water for 20 minutes. Drain and rinse, then let dry on the paper towel–lined baking sheet.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until the oil registers 330°F on a fry thermometer.
  4. Paper towel-dry the potatoes one last time. Working in batches, drop the potato sticks into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pot. Stir the fries using a large slotted spoon or kitchen skimmer until they just begin to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. You should be able to fry all the potatoes in about three batches.
  5. Remove the first batch of fries and let drain on the paper towel–lined baking sheet. Immediately sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 with the remaining potato sticks.
  7. Bring the oil temperature up to 360°F. Working in batches again, drop the fries back into the oil for a second fry. Cook just until golden brown and crispy, 2 to 3 minutes. (Remove any fries that turn brown too quickly.) Sprinkle with more salt and black pepper immediately after removing from the oil. Serve hot.

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