Homemade French Fries

Homemade French Fries, your favorite restaurant staple at home! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword deep fryer, french fries recipe, French fry, homemade french fries, homemade fries, how to make french fries, oven fries, stovetop fries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 168kcal
Author Dana at


  • 4 russet potatoes peeled or scrubbed clean
  • peanut oil for frying recommended, but use the oil you prefer to fry
  • Season Salt
  • Kosher Salt


  • Preheat deep fryer to 325°F degrees.
  • Cut potatoes lengthwise into about 1/2 inch sticks. Place cut fries into cold water until ready to fry.
  • Take the fries out of the water in batches and dry them off with a clean kitchen towel. CAREFULLY place them into the hot oil using a fry basket and cook for 10-12 minutes. There should not be a lot of color on the fries at this point. You will need to fry in batches.
  • Shake off excess oil and dump fries out onto a wire rack that is sitting on a sheet tray.
  • Turn up the heat on the fryer to 375°F degrees. Again, carefully place the fries back into the fryer using the fry basket. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the exterior is golden brown and crispy.
  • Shake off excess oil and dump back onto the wire rack. Immediately season with season salt and kosher salt to your taste.



Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.8mg