McDonald’s Copycat French Fries

Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Peanut-Free, Nut-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free


Side Dishes

Prep Time:

2-3 Hours

Cook Time:

15 Minutes






Kristina Koslosky


Inspired by McDonalds, make your own french fries at home! McDonald's French Fries was Kristina's absolute favorite growing up... until the day the ingredients changed. Turns out, the natural beef flavor contains both wheat and milk derivatives. What was once a staple in her diet and the go-to place for every occasion became a potentially deadly trip and led to anaphylactic reactions. For years, the smell of Mcdonald's made her crave that taste again so she created her own copycat version to make safely at home! You will love these crispy, tasty fries just like ones from the restaurant.


    10 cups cold water
    1/2 corn syrup
    3 tbsp. salt
    1 tsp. white vinegar
    5 lbs. russet potatoes
    Vegetable Oil


1. In a large soup pot, combine water, corn syrup, salt and white vinegar.
2. Peel and rinse the potatoes. Slice the potato into thin strings - aim for about 1/8 width and height. Place them in the brine after you slice them.
3. Ensure potatoes are completely submerged. Top with more cold water if needed.
4. Cover and place brine in fridge for 2 hours or overnight.
5. Drain the brine and rinse them in cold water.
6. Preheat the vegetable oil in a deep fryer.
7. Fry the fries in batches for 3 minutes, remove and place on paper towels, and let rest while frying the rest.
8. Add the fries back to the deep fryer for a second round of frying. Fry until golden brown. Remove from oil and place on paper towel.
9. Season with salt and serve!
    • Wish we could make this healthier, but sometimes you just cannot help it!
    • If you have suggestions for us, please share in the comments.


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