Monday, 1 June 2015

French fries|How to make French fries at home

French fries....well who doesnt love them?These cream coloured soldiers when lined on a baking tray help me fulfill those anytime snacks demand of my little one.

French fries can be made at home..equally crisp and golden brown.And the technique is as usual fuss free like most of my recipes.

All you need is some good large potatoes and patience.The result is a delectable snack.
Till two years back,I used to  buy frozen fries for my son.But a mom that I am,I switched over to fries made at home so as to avoid all preservatives of frozen fries.
These fries can be fried or bakedand can be stored in freezer for a month or so.(they wont last that long)

Preparation time:1 hour 30 minutes
Cooking time:15 minutes


  1. 4 large potatoes
  2. Vegetable oil for frying
  1. Peel the potatoes and wash them thoroughly.
  2. Now take a large bowl full of water.Start cutting potatoes first in circular slices and then cut each circular slice into long sticks.
  3. Soak these potato sticks in water for 1 hour.
  4. After 1 hour remove these potato sticks from waterand place them on kitchen towel to dry.
  5. PLEASE NOTE this stage is very important because if there is little moisture left in fries,they will not be crisp.So start dabbing each fry with papaer napkin.Yes.Literally each fry.
  6. Take a thick bottomed pan.Heat oil on low flame.Start frying by pouring some fries in oil.Fries will start floating on oil in a while,this means the fries can be removed from oil.Do thsi for all fries.
  7. After first round of frying,fries can be stored in freezer.But to serve we need second round of frying .Second time,fries are fryed on high heat till crisp and golden brown.Serve the fries witha  dash of  salt.
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  1. Lovely.. I enjoy all your make it so simple

    1. Thanks Vinothini.I am so glad you loved the recipes.Hope you will enjoy cooking them!

  2. Lovely.. I enjoy all your make it so simple

  3. How do you bake them

  4. Simplified recipe......👌👌