By Steve_G on September 10, 2002
Photo by eatrealfood
Photo by eatrealfood
"You really haven't lived until you've had home made fries. After the oil is cooled, filter it and reuse. So long as it'd not over heated it will last 5-6 frys."
Serving Size: 1 (369 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Outstanding!!! To make them even crispier and less starchy, try soaking them in a sugar solution for a couple of hours before the first fry. 1/3 C sugar to 2 cups warm water. Absolutely fabulous!!!"
"You know those thick, golden, crispy fries you had in the old fashioned diners when you were little? The ones you still dream about dipping in ketchup and eating the best french fry you've ever tasted? This is it! I absolutely moaned when I ate the first one. Thank you Steve!"
"These were so good. After the blanching I put them in a bowl and sprinkled a bunch of seasoned salt. I wasn't sure if it would stay on during the frying but it did. My only problem was that I couldn't find my thermometer so I was guessing about the temp, next time I will make sure I have my thermometer. And there will be a next time."
"First try-they came out fine. These are good, they are just like the fries that we usually have to drive 27 miles to have. We are fortunate to have an old fashioned diner farily nearby, however, now I know I can make their fries at home too!"
"After reading this recipe, I already know it can't be beat for delicious crispy on the outside, soft on the inside fries! I know this as the recipe is what I grew up with as my mother made homemade fries almost just like these! My mom, now I use, a deep fat fryer with a bigger basket for frying about 8 large russet potatoes. Turn out great every time. Better than McDonald's for sure!"
"These really are delicious -- worth the extra effort if you have the time. I did substitute vegetable oil, but still thought they were great."
"GREAT Fries, thanks. I did soak for ahour in ice water."
"I usually dont like french fries,, but these have changed my mind, I do soak mine in warm water and sugar first to get rid of the starch, I also like to use seasoned salt on them, thanks for a wonderful recipe"
"This is the best way to make perfect crispy fried fries! I will use the double fry method all the time from now on when I make homemade french fries. I do let mine sit in ice water for aprox. an hour before frying. After the first fry, when they cool, I mix some seasonings in with the fries to coat them all and they come out with awesome flavor! I use different combos of herbs and seasonings to what Im wanting at the time. For example last time I used salt, pepper, onion and garlic powders, and some cajun seasoning. Rub that all over your fries and then fry them the second time. They come out deliciously seasoned and flavored! Love love love this method, thanks for the recipe!"
"Yummm, so very good. As usual, I don't peel the potatoes, I never do for any potato dish. Sometimes I add some garlic powder along with the salt at the end. Very crispy and delish. Thanks for posting Steve."
"Oh man! These were FANTASTIC!!!!!!!"
"Nice crispy french fries... Just the way we like them! Sprinkled with Malt vinegar for a little added flavor. Delicious with our burgers!"
"These were great, I had heard of frying them twice but had not tried it. I served them with Almost White Castle Hamburgers # 109264. they were also great. Talk about comfort food."
"Wow I made these the other night along with a cheeseburger and I ate so many of these I couldn't eat the burger!!! These were so great. I didn't have peanut oil and they were still slammin!!! I also cooked these longer than called for as I like them brown and crispyI Drained on a plate lined with paper towels, sprinkled with salt and pepper. I'll never make fries any other way. Reminds me of my childhood. Thanks so much for sharing Steve."
"This is how I make fries! I was looking at your profile today since you were listed as chef, and saw this recipe. I thought I was the only person left that fried their "fresh" fries twice! I never thought of posting this...it was just what I grew up with. The only thing I do differently is to sprinkle some onion powder on them before serving. Yum!!Thanks for posting!"
"There is nothing like homeade french fries! This is how my parents always made them and I have made them a few times. I usually use canolla oil. These are really the best fries you will ever eat!"
"Made these for my fast-food junkie fiance. He literally lives on hamburgers and fries and I'd rather him eat homemade ones so at least I know there's nothing harmful in them. I fried these in a skillet in olive oil - and I cut them shoestring style so they'd cook a lot faster. (Oh, and the picture I submitted was just what he ate - burgers included. EEEK!!!)"
"These were such crispy, light and tender fries! I kept them in the fryer until they were golden brown, just the way I like em. My friend and I pigged out on these. I actually made 1 1/2 times the recipe to make sure we would get our fill and we did! I had as a side with Recipe #216206, and it was a meal not to be reckoned with. Just awesome! Kudos man!"
"This are without a doubt, the BEST french fries I've ever eaten! I am stuffed right now, my husband and I almost cleaned off the whole batch by ourselves! Thank you so much for a wonderful recipe. I thought it was very easy to prepare; frying twice wasn't really any more work than frying once and the results are well worth any additional time spent on these. I followed the recipe exactly, I wouldn't change a thing. I did try malt vinegar as some suggested. I LIKE it! I have it on fish all the time, never tried it on fries before though. Thanks."