Mcdonald's French Fries at Home

READY IN: 6hrs 34mins
Recipe by mustluvcookin

Found this in a cookbook. If you love McDonald's french fries like I do this is for you! I always makes 3to4 times the amount of potatoes at a time since it takes only a minute longer to peel them and cut into fries. If you follow the directions exactly the flavor of your favorite fries will be at your fingertips.Prep time included soaking and freezing times.

Top Review by gwmax44907

If you make home made fries often, a "Shoestring French Fry Cutter" will take some of the prep time out of cutting the potatoes & will make a uniform diameter to the size of the fries. Also, why peel the potatoes when you can rinse dirt off outside, & fry with the skin on ??? (taste & texture are not changed) Because I do not make fries at home often, I buy a 1 pound bag of frozen "Shoestring French Fry" from the grocery for about 99 cents (USD) & make as needed.

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Directions

  1. Peel potatoes,wash,dry, and slice with a french fry slicer into 1/4 inch square strips.
  2. Rinse strips in a large bowl with 8 cups water until water becomes milky, drain.
  3. Cover strips with 8 more cups water and add ice; let sit 1 hour.
  4. Remove fries from water and dry on paper towels for 10-15 minutes.DO NOT let them start tot turn brown. Meanwhile, preheat shortening to 375 degrees.
  5. Blanch a bunch of fries for 1 1/2 minutes at a time. Be sure they do not begin to brown. Drain and cool on paper towels.
  6. Put in large zip bags and freeze at least 4-5 hours before final frying stage.
  7. To fry:.
  8. Add desired amount to preheated 375 degree shortening. Deep fry for 4 1/2-6 minutes or until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels and salt generously.

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