How to Make Homemade French Fries

by Beka Ein

Supplies

  • Potatoes
  • Cooking oil
  • Strainer
  • Salt (optional)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Put some water on the stove to boil and add some salt to the water. It should be pretty salty. c:

    Step 2

    Scrub your potatoes.

    Step 3

    Cut them about a half an inch thick.

    Step 4

    Fill a bowl with some ice water.

    Step 5

    Blanch your potatoes in the boiling saltwater.

    Step 6

    After 1-2 minutes put your fries into the ice water until cool.

    Step 7

    Put them onto some paper towels and let them air-dry, or you can pat them dry with a paper towel.

    Step 8

    Fill a saucepan about 2 inches with oil and bring to a boil, then add your fries.

    Step 9

    Take them out when golden brown and enjoy! *for extra crispy fries you can boil them in oil twice, once until just barely yellow and wait for them to dry then again until golden brown.