Crisp French Fries Recipe

Crisp French Fries Recipe

10 min
2-3 People
20 min



Hey there, fellow foodies! Let me share a little story about my journey with the beloved Crisp French Fries. Picture this: it was a lazy Sunday afternoon, and the craving for something crispy and indulgent hit me like a wave. That's when I remembered my grandma's secret recipe for the perfect French fries. As a child, I would watch in awe as she expertly sliced the potatoes into thin strips, transforming them into golden perfection. The smell of frying potatoes would fill the kitchen, and I knew that a delicious treat was on the horizon.




Crisp French Fries Recipe by Chef Ajay Chopra




  • Large Potatoes
  • Cooking Oil

Ingredients for Dip:

  • 3-4 Jalapeños
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 5-6 drops Tabasco sauce
  • 1 small bowl Ketchup
  • 1 small bowl Mayonnaise

Ingredients for Cheese Sauce:

  • 1 bowl Cream
  • 1 small cup Cheese

Ingredients for Spice Mix:

  • 1/2 tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • 1 tsp Curry Leaves Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder



Method for French Fries:


  1. Prepare Potatoes:
    • Choose large potatoes and cut them evenly into 1cm x 1cm sticks.
    • Peel the potatoes and blanch them in hot water with salt until they are half-cooked.
    • Remove the fries from hot water and place them in the freezer to freeze.
    • Once frozen, separate the fries and fry them in hot oil until golden brown.
    • Remove excess oil with a tissue and fry them again in extremely hot oil until crispy.

Method for Dip:

  1. Prepare Dip:
    • Finely chop Jalapeños and mix with finely chopped onion.
    • Add Tabasco sauce and ketchup to the mixture and combine well.
    • Stir in mayonnaise until fully incorporated.

Method for Cheese Sauce:

  1. Prepare Cheese Sauce:
    • Heat cream in a pan and add cheese to it.
    • Stir until the cheese melts and the mixture becomes a smooth sauce.

Method for Spice Mix:

  1. Prepare Spice Mix:
    • Mix dry mango powder, curry leaves powder, salt, red chilli powder, cumin powder, and coriander powder together.

Assembling French Fries:

  1. Divide Fries:

    • Divide the fries into three portions.
  2. Seasoning:

    • Toss one portion with the spice mix, another with peri-peri powder, and the third with Cajun spice powder.
  3. Cheese Sauce:

    • Pour the cheese sauce over the Cajun seasoned fries.
  4. Serving:

    • Serve the seasoned fries with the prepared dip on the side.


Enjoy these delicious and crispy French fries with a variety of flavors!




About the Recipe:


Indulge in the crispy goodness of homemade French fries with this simple yet satisfying recipe. Made from freshly cut potatoes and fried to golden perfection, these fries are the ultimate comfort food. Whether you're serving them as a side dish or enjoying them as a snack, you can't go wrong with these crispy delights.



Cooking Tips:


  • Use starchy potatoes like Russets for the crispiest fries.
  • Soak the sliced potatoes in cold water for at least 30 minutes to remove excess starch, resulting in crispier fries.
  • Pat the potatoes dry with a clean kitchen towel before frying to prevent splattering.
  • Fry the potatoes twice: first at a lower temperature to cook them through, then at a higher temperature to crisp them up.
  • Season the fries immediately after frying while they're still hot for the best flavor absorption.



Pairing Guide:


Pair your Crisp French Fries with your favorite dipping sauces like ketchup, mayo, or aioli for a delicious twist. For a gourmet touch, sprinkle them with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley before serving.




Frequently Asked Questions about Crisp French Fries:


  1. How do I achieve crispy French fries at home?
    • To achieve crispy fries, soak the sliced potatoes in cold water, fry them twice, and season them immediately after frying.
  2. Can I use any type of potato for making French fries?
    • Starchy potatoes like Russets are best for making crispy fries due to their high starch content.
  3. How long should I soak the potatoes before frying?
    • Soak the sliced potatoes in cold water for at least 30 minutes to remove excess starch.
  4. What oil is best for frying French fries?
    • Vegetable oil or peanut oil is commonly used for frying French fries due to their high smoke point.
  5. Can I bake the French fries instead of frying them?
    • While baking can yield crispy fries, they may not be as crispy as fried ones. However, you can achieve a similar texture by following proper baking techniques.
  6. How do I prevent the fries from becoming soggy?
    • Pat the potatoes dry before frying and avoid crowding the fryer to ensure proper crispiness.
  7. Should I peel the potatoes before making French fries?
    • It's up to personal preference. While some prefer peeled fries, leaving the skin on adds extra flavor and texture.
  8. How can I store leftover French fries?
    • Store leftover fries in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat them in the oven for best results.
  9. Can I freeze homemade French fries?
    • Yes, you can freeze homemade fries after blanching them in hot oil. Simply fry them again straight from the freezer whenever you're ready to enjoy.
  10. What are some creative seasoning ideas for French fries?
    • Experiment with seasoning blends like garlic powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, or truffle salt for unique flavor profiles.


Enjoy the crispy perfection of homemade French fries and elevate your snacking experience with this classic recipe!