Easy Homemade French Fries

Skip store bough fries and make them at home

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 343 kcal
Author Michelle


  • pounds Yukon gold potatoes scrubbed, dried, sides squared off, and cut lengthwise into ¼-inch by ¼-inch batons
  • 6 cups peanut oil
US Customary - Metric


  1. 1. Combine the potatoes and the oil in a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot. Cook over high heat until oil has reached a rolling boil, about 5 minutes. Continue to cook, without stirring, until potatoes are limp but exteriors are beginning to firm, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with a double layer of paper towels.
  2. 2. Using tongs, stir potatoes, gently scraping up any that stick, and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and crisp, 5 to 10 minutes longer. Using a skimmer or slotted spoon, transfer fries to paper towel-lined baking sheet. Season with salt (and pepper, if desired) and serve immediately.
  3. Note: Do not use sweet potatoes or russet potatoes; the starch content won't hold up to frying in this manner.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade French Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 1170mg33%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 7g29%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin C 32.3mg39%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 9.2mg51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.