McDonald's fries are the best. Just how you love them.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes in a bowl and cover with water; let sit for 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry.

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  • Place potatoes in a bowl and cover with boiling water; add sugar and corn syrup and mix well. Place bowl in the refrigerator and let sit for 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry.

  • Spread potatoes out in a baking dish, cover the dish with plastic wrap, and freeze for 30 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Working in batches, fry potatoes in hot oil for 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to dry and let cool for 15 minutes.

  • Working in batches again, fry potatoes in hot oil until browned and crispy, 5 to 7 minutes. Season fries with sea salt.

Nutrition:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

599.9 calories; 8.6 g protein; 94.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 111.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2019
We did this and it wasn t bad. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2015
The name had me....What if I could have McDonalds at home? I first followed the recipe word for word...which ended in burned fries. ( 5-7 minutes for second cook is way too long) The second batch I watched much closer cooking only about 2-3 minutes. The taste was a little too sweet for me but over all a nice change for homemade fries and did remind me a bit of McD's fries. Read More
(6)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2015
The name had me....What if I could have McDonalds at home? I first followed the recipe word for word...which ended in burned fries. ( 5-7 minutes for second cook is way too long) The second batch I watched much closer cooking only about 2-3 minutes. The taste was a little too sweet for me but over all a nice change for homemade fries and did remind me a bit of McD's fries. Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
11/02/2015
I thought I would give this recipe a try because of the Mc Donald's claim and because in my own recipe I use sugar water so I thought what the heck I'll give the added corn syrup a try too. I follow the recipe precisely as written. I was disappointed. They were overly sweet. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2017
I LOVE MCDONALDS FRIES Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2019
They did not taste like McDonald s but the flavor was delicious but it also took way too long to cook but I really liked it Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2019
We did this and it wasn t bad. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2015
we made these yesterday as a snack; they turned out great. it just took so long but well worth it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2017
It was delicious and super easy to make! And tastes almost like the McDonald's fries thumbs up Read More