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French Fries

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + soaking Cook: 5 min./batch


4 servings

You can't beat the taste of homemade french fries...this recipe is so much better than any fast food or frozen variety. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
French Fries Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound russet potatoes
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Cut potatoes into 1/4-in. julienned strips; soak in cold water for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain potatoes; pat dry with paper towels. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 340°. Fry potatoes in batches for 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  3. Increase heat of oil to 375°. Fry potatoes again in batches for 1-2 minutes or until crisp and golden brown, turning frequently. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 190 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 449mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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