If you have a hankering for crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, perfectly salted French Fries, then look no further. I have a homemade finger chips recipe that will rival anything the fast food chains can offer, all from the comfort of your own home.
Why This Recipe Works I have had multiple recipe requests for homemade french fries recipe. We love french fries in this house, so I was happy to oblige! I got myself into the kitchen and started doing test runs in the quest for the perfect homemade french fry.
When I used to make french fries at home, I just chopped the potatoes, rubbed them with some salt and directly fried them. These easy to prepare, quick homemade french fries were pretty good, but not perfectly crispy like what you’d get from McDonald’s or other fast food chains. I needed to dig deeper to find a french fry recipe that would really wow my readers.
As I delved into my research, I stumbled upon many recipes that directed me to parboil the potatoes first, then fry them not once, but twice, at different temperatures. As a busy woman, this five step (cooking-cooling-frying-cooling-frying again) process just didn’t make any sense for my life.
This simple, easy recipe for crispy, delicious french fries is inspired my friend Anamika. While you still need to fry the potatoes twice for that perfect, golden exterior, I learned that the process of simply soaking the cut potatoes in cold water eliminates the need for par-boiling.
As a result of having one less step – and one less dish to clean – these homemade french fries suddenly seemed more attainable. While they’re still a bit of a process to make, I promise that with just a little extra planning they are absolutely attainable.