How to Make the Best Homemade French Fries

It’s National French Fry Day on July 13th!

Although you might be tempted to rush out to the closest drive-thru for your fries – we are going to challenge you to make them at home.

Homemade french fries are easier than you think! We’re here to show you how to keep it simple and delicious.

Ultimate French Fry Recipe:
Essentially, you need large potatoes (ideally Yukon Gold or Russet), Canola oil, and salt. The recipe we like to use also includes 6 slices of smoked bacon, for added flavour during the frying stage.

You can make oven-roasted fries or use the traditional deep fryer method. Our recipe chooses to use a deep fryer for that extra treat. Recipe by Ricardo:


  • 5 to 6 large Yukon Gold potatoes (peeled or not)
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 6 slices smoked bacon
  • Salt


  1. Cut the potatoes into 1/2-inch thick sticks for large fries or 1/4-inch for thinner fries.
  2. In a large bowl, soak the potatoes in cold water for about 30 minutes or up to 24 hours in the refrigerator. Drain and pat dry with a clean cloth.
  3. Place the potato sticks in the basket of the deep fryer. Immerse the basket in the cold oil of the fryer. Add the bacon slices. Adjust the fryer temperature to 190 °C (375 °F). The oil will boil until the potatoes’ water evaporates. Stir and cook until the fries are golden brown, about 40 minutes for large fries. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately.

Deep Fryer:
The Salton Easy Clean Deep Fryer is the perfect accessory for making a single serving of French fries at your house. It doesn’t require too much oil, it’s easy to clean, and it’s super affordable.

Air Fryer:
Introducing a healthier way to fry, and so much more! Our Cuisinart AirFryer Convection Oven is a premium full-size toaster oven with a built-in air fryer. Air frying, which uses powerful ultra-hot air, is a healthier way to prepare delicious fried favourites, from chicken wings to fries, to shrimp.

Potato Storage:
Make sure your potatoes don’t go bad before you get to use them for National French Fry Day. Store them in a cupboard with stackable pantry baskets or a reusable potato storage bag.

Potato Prep:
The fun part about making French fries at home is that you get to modify them to your preferences. Do you like them with or without the potato skin? Do you like large, thick slices or skinny match-stick style fries?

If you’re not a fan of potato skin, use this helpful Rotato Express Peeler to do the tedious work for you.

Serving in Style:
Are you a salt-only kind of person or do you like to dip your fries in all the sauces you can get your hands on? Planning on eating alone or are you going to host a French fry cooking competition with your family?

No matter how you enjoy eating your homemade french fries, you can serve them in one of these perfect dishes:

However you celebrate National French Fry Day (or any other time you want to indulge), we want to see what you’ve created! Tag us on instagram @LinenChest with your tasty fry photos.

Uncategorized Jun 29, 2020


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