Homemade French Fries

  • Number of people4
  • DifficultyBeginner
  • Prep time
  • Cooking time


  • 1 gallon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound Russet Potatoes (about 2 large), rinsed, cut into 3/8-inch strips
  • Kosher salt


  • Place vegetable oil in fryer and turn on preset French fry setting (350ºF). Heat until indicator light goes on.
  • Rinse cut potato strips in cold water to remove starch. Let French fry strips sit in a bowl of cold water for 30 minutes. Remove fries from water and pat dry with a clean towel or paper towels.
  • Place about ½ French fry strips in each of the two small baskets then place baskets in hot oil. Set timer for 6 minutes. When timer goes off or French Fries are golden color, lift baskets from oil and let drain on side of fryer. Turn out onto paper towel lined plate and sprinkle with salt. Enjoy.