Low Fat " Mc Donald's" French Fries

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by MamaJ

I got this from Devin Alexander's cookbook, Fast Food Fix. They are wonderful! They taste very close to a full fat version of McDonald's fries. Enjoy!

Top Review by samferg

I just made these because I was havinga craving for homemade fries and while my recipe is very good, I often find the center of my old recipe fries is not as soft as I'd like (my usual recipe does not boil the fries before cooking; quite the opposite, it calls for the fries to be soaked in cold water). So I tried this simply for the cooking method and the word "Mc Donald's didn't hurt. I read the other reviews and figured the amount of salt would be too much for me, as I don't like super salty fries. It turned out wonderfully, this was the first time I had crispy fries from the oven. Thank you for posting this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to boil in a saucepan over high heat. Add one teaspoon of salt.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. Peel potatoes and slice into 1/4 inch fries.
  4. Weigh the potatoes and measure out 9 ounces.
  5. Transfer potatoes to boiling water and cook exactly 2 1/2 minutes.
  6. Drain in colander and let cool (about 5 minutes).
  7. Transfer cooled potatoes to a mixing bowl and add oil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  8. Mix gently to coat.
  9. Spread in a single layer on a non stick baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes until crisp and golden.
  11. Turn every five minutes during the last half of cooking.
  12. Add the remaining salt if desired. (I found them plenty salty without).
  13. Note: Mine took 30 minutes to achieve the right level of crispiness--so check for crispness before removing from the oven.
  14. Chef Alexander states that this recipe is equal to a medium order of fries and has 5 grams of fat (as opposed to 17 grams of fat in the original version).

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