Ever wonder how to make home fries that is as delicious as the one you buy in McDonald’s?

We all love McDonald’s French Fries straight out of the cooker. Those long, golden fries with their crunchy exterior and soft, mushy center are enough to make anyone’s mouth water.

But do you ever wonder what’s so special about these fries? And why everyone in the world absolutely adores this simple yet addictive potato snack?

As it turns out, making delicious home fries is more than cutting up some spuds and throwing them into a heated pot of oil. It involves a much more complicated process that McDonald’s seemed to have perfected.

We love it because of the different tastes and textures that we experience when eating it. Our senses are tickled when we first smell the scent of the oil in the fryer as it bubbles away crisping up the skinny fries. After three minutes of bathing in the hot oil, it goes to drain for a bit, sprinkled with salt and straight to the red box we know and love so much.

Here’s the thing. You can now make a healthier version of your favourite fries at the comforts of your own home!

Now there’s another way to cook and crisp up the fries called the Belgian method. Here, the spuds are not boiled in water but fried twice.

First, the fries are cooked at medium temperatures for four to five minutes until the potatoes are slightly coloured. Then the fries are drained and set aside. Once they are ready to serve, it’s fried again in higher temperatures until it’s crisp and golden brown.

French fries are also great served with a variety of dips and sauces. Add mayonnaise or ketchup for a classic taste. Or go for mayo-mustard or ketchup and mustard. You can even go with barbecue sauce or go crazy and dip your hot fry in vanilla ice cream.

Because of its bland taste, fries are a great vessel for other flavours. Add some cheese curds and gravy, and you have poutine, a classic Canadian staple. Add some nacho cheese, jalapeno peppers, and salsa and you’ve got Mexican flavours in your dish.

Explore different flavours of home fries and let your creativity be the limit!

Let us know how your home fries go and share your pictures with us in the comment section below.

French Fries

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 312kcal


  • 3 Potatos
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Red Chilli Powder to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • food oil for deep fry


  • Wash, peel the skin and cut into slices.
  • Add slices in boiled water. Now add salt, black pepper, and turmeric powder.
  • Drain the water from cooked potatoes.
  • Cool it and dried well.
  • Fry until golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve french fries with ketchup, mayonnaise, BBQ sauce, French fry dip, etc