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World's Greatest French Fries

Updated on July 9, 2014

History of French Fries

One of the greatest foods enjoyed by Americans everywhere is the French Fry. While the name of the food shows a history of France, French Fries are one of the most common side dishes to American Cuisine.

French Fries are part of Fast Food and Sit Down Restaurants alike. They are served with Hamburgers, Steaks, Chicken, and more. And while many people take time to prepare deep friend potatoes to go with their meals, the secret to the World's Greatest French Fries can be found here!

Preparing the Potatoes

When creating the World's Greatest French Fries its important to prepare the potatoes correctly. The first step in preparation is picking the correct potatoes. Idaho large baking potatoes often work best. Golden Potatoes should never be used as they turn out more like deep fried mashed potatoes than French Fries.

  1. After you've selected the correct potatoes, peel them so that no skin is remaining. Some people take short cuts and leave the skin on each end of the potato. Doing so makes the oil dirty and impacts the taste of the french fries.
  2. After you've peeled the potatoes, you should cut them so that each Fry is the same size. Having different sized fries causes them to cook differently. The outcome is often burned fries mixed with under cooked potatoes.
  3. Make sure that the oil you're going to fry the potatoes in is hot. You can test the temperature of the oil by placing the end of one potato into the oil. If it boils immediately, the oil is ready for frying.
  4. Place the cut potatoes into a metal deep frying pan. These are hard to find but really make a difference in the quality of the fry.
  5. Place the deep frying pan into the hot oil SLOWLY. The boiling oil caneasily boil over onto the stove and catch fire. Make sure the oil does not boil over!
  6. Once the boiling comes under control, leave the potatoes in the oil until they start to float and turn golden brown. Mix them periodically so that the potatoes cook evenly.
  7. After the potatoes have finished cooking, take them out, apply salt as desired and then serve with American Hamburgers, Steak, or other dinner you desire.

Many individual enjoy "FRY SAUCE" with their meals. Fry Sauce can be used by mixing mayonnaise, and ketchup. Serve with your World's Greatest French Fries to impress your friends and family.

Some of the best french fries are enjoyed on steaks cooked on an outdoor grill. Cooking Meat at high temperatures combined with the World's Greatest Fries is one amazing treat!

Cutting French Fries
Cutting French Fries
Placing French Fries in Deep Frying Pan
Placing French Fries in Deep Frying Pan
Testing the Oil
Testing the Oil
World's Greatest French Fries!
World's Greatest French Fries!

Foods That Go With Fries

In addition to delicious steaks, another option for a main dish is a World's Greatest Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwich.  These are a great fresh option for a main dish to go with the world's greatest fries.  

If you're looking for a fresh appetizer or dip, try the World's Greatest Salsa


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      7 years ago

      making sure to peel the potatoes is good idea. However, are we forgetting to blanch first? I'd cook them for 5 minutes, pull them out and cool fries down. Even for a short period. Now, to finish, turn up heat on oil and finish the fries off. This finishing cook at higher temp will result in crispier fries. I use to cook tons of fries at my job like this. No one else blanched the ones they cooked though. Came out rather limp.

      Most fries you buy in the store have been blanched.

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      Lums Ops Director 

      9 years ago

      Great directions,

      Now all you need is to add Ollie's french fry seasonings and you will enter french fry heaven.

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      9 years ago from Canada

      One of our favorite treats when we were kids was the Sunday afternoons drives. Our dad wold sometimes take us across the long bridge to Hull (P.Q.) and we would seek out a "frites" vendor. Wrapped in newspaper and liberally doused with salt and vinegar, these were the most awesome fries ever. Thanks for bringing back those memories...and congrats on your nomination .

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      Richard Bivins 

      9 years ago from Charleston, SC

      Nicely done hub. Love Fries but here in my neck of the woods the best fries have the skins on and my "fry sauce" is made by mixing mayonnaise,ketchup, and mustard.

    • Latro profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Thanks guys for the nomination and the comments. Hope you like the fries!

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      Herald Daily 

      9 years ago from A Beach Online

      These look really good! I've never heard of mixing ketchup with mayo but I'll bet it's good.

      Good luck with the HubNuggets.

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      Shirley Anderson 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Congrats on your HubNuggets nomination! Good luck with the contest and don't forget to promote this hub to increase your chances to win.

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      French Fries Hub is a Hubnugget Wannabe!!! Yoohoo! Check it out:

      Seriously, Latro, I don't know if you have read your email or not but this hub has been nominated. C'mon join the Hubnugget Festivities! Click the link okay? :D

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      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      Ok, I'm hungry! When's dinner? gggrrrrrr...can you hear my stomach?...hungry! :D

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      9 years ago from Bethesda, MD

      Those look delicious! Congrats on winning the hub award, that is awesome. Keep the great hubs coming!

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      Montana Farm Girl 

      9 years ago from Northwestern Montana

      Ok, now I'm really hungry!!!!!! It's nice to know you don't have to have an electric fryer, you can still do it the good old fashioned way.... I'll have to give it a try's been years since I last tried. Nice hub! And congrats on being selected for the Hub award this week!!!


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