Mcdonald's French Fries - Plus OAMC Instructions

Total Time
12hrs 10mins
Prep 12 hrs
Cook 10 mins

I found this recipe yesterday on http://mobile.seriouseats.com and tried it tonight for supper. I made a few mistakes (mostly time and equipment related), and they still turned out pretty close! Oh yeah, don't let the vinegar scare you. You won't be able to taste it. I promise.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Peel potatoes and cut them into 1/4-inch strips.
  2. Keep fries in a bowl of water until ready to cook.
  3. Place fries and vinegar in a saucepan.
  4. Add salt and one quart water.
  5. Bring to a boil over high heat, and boil for ten minutes.
  6. Potatoes should be tender but not falling apart.
  7. Drain and spread on paper towel-lined dish, and let dry for five minutes.
  8. Heat oil in a 5-quart Dutch oven over high heat to 400 degrees Farenheit.
  9. Add about one third of the fries, being careful not to let oil overflow.
  10. The oil should drop to about 360 degrees.
  11. Cook for 50 seconds, stirring occasionally.
  12. Remove fries to another paper towel-lined dish.
  13. Allow oil to return to 400 degrees, and repeat until all have been fried.
  14. Allow fries to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  15. Here, you may proceed to the final frying or freeze potatoes at least overnight or for up to two months before frying.
  16. Bring oil to 400 degrees over high heat.
  17. Fry half of the fries for about 3 1/2 mintues until crisp and light golden brown, keeping oil at around 360 degrees.
  18. Drain on paper towel-lined dish and season to taste with kosher salt.
  19. Keep cooked fries warm in the oven on a broiler pan or a wire rack on a baking sheet at 200 degrees Farenheit while frying remaining batches until ready to eat.
Most Helpful

5 5

These were delicious. I made them as a once a month cooking dish and they work great for freezing! At 3-1/2 minutes they do look like McDonald's fries, light in color. We like ours a little darker, so I went another 2 minutes. Perfect!

5 5

I was pleasantly surprised at how tender and crispy these french fries were. I doubled the recipe with no problems. I will definitely make these again. I cannot wait to try the OAMC version.