Crispy French Fries Recipe

Who can resist the allure of perfectly crispy French fries? Follow this simple recipe to create golden, crunchy fries that will have everyone reaching for seconds.


  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Optional: seasoning of your choice (such as garlic powder, paprika, or seasoned salt)


  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
  2. Wash the potatoes thoroughly under cold water to remove any dirt. Peel the potatoes if desired, though leaving the skin on adds extra flavor and texture.
  3. Cut the potatoes into evenly sized fries. You can cut them into thick steak fries or thinner shoestring fries, depending on your preference.
  4. Place the cut fries into a large bowl of cold water and let them soak for at least 30 minutes. This helps remove excess starch, resulting in crispier fries.
  5. After soaking, drain the fries and pat them dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  6. Transfer the dried fries to a clean, dry bowl. Drizzle the vegetable oil over the fries and toss them until evenly coated. Add any desired seasonings at this point and toss again to distribute.
  7. Arrange the seasoned fries in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, making sure they are not crowded. Crowding the fries can result in uneven cooking and soggy fries.
  8. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping the fries halfway through the cooking time. Bake until the fries are golden brown and crispy.
  9. Once the fries are done, remove them from the oven and immediately sprinkle with salt to taste. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauces, such as ketchup, mayonnaise, or aioli.
  10. Enjoy your homemade crispy French fries as a delicious snack or side dish with burgers, sandwiches, or any meal of your choice!

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