Belgium Frites(French Fries)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A typical dish from Belgium, usually served in paper cones along with mussels. Adapted from


  1. Cut the potatoes lengthwise into thin strips, about 1/3-inch in width. Soak the potatoes in ice-cold water for 1 hour, drain, and pat completely dry.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep skillet(or deep fryer) to 325F and fry the potatoes, in batches, for 5 minutes, until they turn golden brown.
  3. Drain the frites on fresh paper towels and salt them.
  4. Makes 2 large or 3 medium servings.
Most Helpful

I cut them into wedges, (steak fries), tossed them in oil, and baked them at 450F for about 30 minutes. They were wonderful! I would have left them in longer, since I like them crispy, but hubby doesn't and I enjoy any taters if I can drench them in ketchup! Just a healthier way for our life style, and thanks Diva Spoonie Sharon! YUM!

Chef PotPie May 31, 2010

Great fries! They looked and tasted wonderful. I don't know why I bother with frozen fries when these are such a cinch to make. I made homemade tartar sauce for dipping. Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT 6.

CJAY May 31, 2010

Awesome! Crispy and yummy! I do enjoy a great fry, no matter the nationality! I did serve these with a garlic aioli, which I like with fries like these. Thanks for sharing, Sharon. Made for ZWT 6.

alligirl May 25, 2010