Homemade French Fries

  • Author: Balkan Lunch Box
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Appetizer



  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 34 cups oil


  1. Peel potatoes and place in a deep bowl filled with water. Cut each potato into 1/4 inch slices, and then cut each slice into a few 1/4 inch sticks. Place the sticks back in water. Let rest for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Take a large pot or a deep frying pan and fill it up with oil (about 1-2 inches depth). Place on a back burner to prevent accidental spills, and heat it up on high. Meanwhile, take the fries out of water and dry with paper towels until completely dry. When oil is completely hot, lower temperature to medium high, and place the first batch of fries in. (A batch is just enough fries so that each fry has enough space in oil.)
  3. Occasionally and carefully stir the fries to prevent sticking. Fry the first batch for about 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown. (You may have to adjust the temperature up or down a little bit to speed up the process, or to slow it down.) Transfer fries to a paper towel so it soaks up extra oil.
  4. Put in the second batch and fry for about 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Repeat for the remaining batches.
  5. Serve hot!

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