How To Make McDonald’s French Fries At Home

McDonald's French Fries Recipe

McDonald’s French fries are world famous and we finally have the secret recipe to make the perfect fries. In this post, I am going to share the exact recipe that McDonald’s uses to make their tasty French fries.

Everyone loves McDonald’s French fries but do you know you can easily make those fries at home, even better than McDonald’s. I learned this recipe from my friend who used to work at McDonald’s. When I first made these fries at home, they were not perfect. So, I realized that the secret ingredient was missing. When I made them the second time, they were as good as McDonald’s. So, let’s see what the secret to my fries was.

Making authentic McDonald’s French fries requires a secret ingredient that is brine. Other than that, you need potatoes, vegetable oil, and some salt for taste. Peel the potatoes and rinse them in brine. Slice them and place them under cold brine. Then, completely dry them and double fry them. 

Be with me till the end of the post, as I will show how you can make the perfect brine so that your fries are better than McDonald’s. But before getting the instructions, check out our other copycat recipes below.

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McDonald's French Fries Recipe

McDonald’s French Fries Recipe

McDonald's French fries are world famous and we finally have the secret recipe to make the perfect fries. In this post, I am going to share the exact recipe that McDonald's uses to make their tasty French fries.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Soaking Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course copycat
Cuisine American
Servings 5 People
Calories 490 kcal


For Fries

  • 6 Large Russet Potatoes
  • ½ cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 quart  Vegetable Oil
  • Salt
  • ¼ cup Sugar

For Brine

  • 8 cups Cold Water
  • 3 tbsp Salt
  • ½ cup Corn Syrup
  • 1 tsp White Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Beef Lard


  • Make the brine by combining all the ingredients (8 cups, ½ cup corn syrup, 3 tbsp salt, 1 tsp white vinegar, sugar).
  • Peel and rinse the potatoes in cold water. Then, slice the potatoes.
  • Place them in cold brine while you slice them and make sure they are completely submerged.
  • Cover them and put them in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Dry them completely and preheat oil to 300 degrees.
  • Fry them in batches for 5 minutes and let them be soft when fries for the first time.
  • Remove them on paper towels.
  • Now, add vegetable shortening and increase the temperature to 400 degrees.
  • Again, fry them in batches until golden brown.
  • Remove and place them on paper towels to absorb the oil.
  • Once they are cool, add beef lard for the additional kick of flavor. Sprinkle a generous amount of salt and serve it with a dip of your choice.



Calories: 490kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 7gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 400mgFiber: 6gCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg
Keyword American, McDonald’s French Fries
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