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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. Check out the full recipe and prepare perfectly crispy French fries in your kitchen.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course copycat
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 490 kcal


Frying Pan
Perforated Ladle


For Fries

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

For Brine

  • 7 cups Cold Water
  • 3 tablespoon Salt
  • ½ cup Corn Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon White Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar


  • 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 40 minutes or 2 hours
  • 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.
  • Fry the potato fries using vegetable shortening
  • Remove and place them on paper towels to absorb the oil.
  • Sprinkle a generous amount of salt and serve it with a dip of your choice.


Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Sodium: 400mg | Fiber: 6g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword French Fries, McDonald's, McDonald's French Fries
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