Kittencal's Extra Crispy French Fries

Total Time
24hrs 6mins
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 6 mins

The secret ingredient for extra crispy fries is the sugar water, plan ahead the potatoes must be refrigerated in the sugar water overnight

Ingredients Nutrition

  • water (about 4 quarts water)
  • 14 cup white sugar
  • 6 large red potatoes (cut into 1/4 to 1/3-inch strips)
  • canola oil (or use vegetable oil, use enough oil to cover potatoes completely)
  • seasoning salt


  1. In an extra large bowl dissolve the sugar completely in the water (the sugar must be completely dissolved).
  2. Add in the potato strips and refrigerate overnight.
  3. The following day drain well then pat the strips dry using paper towels.
  4. In a large heavy pot or deep-fryer heat oil to 375 degrees F.
  5. Carefully add potatoes in 2-3 batches and cook in hot oil for about 6 minutes or until golden brown (do not cook all the potatoes in one batch).
  6. Remove the fries using a large slotted spoon or long tongs and immediately season with seasoned salt or white salt while still hot.
  7. *NOTE* save the cooled oil in a jar at room temperature for the next time you make these.
Most Helpful

4 5

I made this recipe on 4/2/11 to go with Homestyle Fried Fish Fillets. And except for cutting the recipe in half everything was followed as it was written.I guess the oil didn't get hot enough because the fries weren't that crispy. We did however enjoy the taste. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "

5 5

The method of sugar soaking was fabulous! I always made home made fries but you made them even better. Thanks for posting

5 5

A great way of cooking beautiful chips (sorry..fries!). We loved them!!Thanks Kit,for another wonderfully simple and effective recipe. Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders.