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McDonald's French Fries Recipe
McDonald's French Fries
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Side Dish
Calories: 380
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.9 (12 reviews)
They're the world's most famous french fries, responsible for one-third of all U.S. french fry sales, and many would say they're the best. These fried spud strips are so popular that Burger King even changed its own recipe to better compete with secret formula from Mickey D's. One quarter of all meals served today in American restaurants come with fries; a fact that thrills restaurateurs since fries are the most profitable menu item in the food industry. Proper preparation steps were developed by McDonald's to minimize in-store preparation time, while producing a fry that is soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. To achieve this same level of texture and taste our clone requires a two-step frying technique: Once before the fries are frozen, and then once afterward before serving. Be sure to use a slicer to cut the fries for a consistent thickness (1/4-inch is perfect) and for a cooking result that will make them just like the real thing. The real recipe is fried in a blend that includes a small amount of beef fat, but I found you won't need to bother with that ingredient to get a similar taste. As for the rumors that you must soak the fries in sugar water, I also found that not to be necessary. If the potatoes have properly developed they contain enough sugar on their own to make a good clone.

Source: "Even More Top Secret Recipes" by Todd Wilbur.

2 large russet potatoes
1 48-ounce can shortening
Submitted on: 04/06/14
good tastes like macdonals.
French Fries
Submitted on: 01/02/14
It tastes just like McDonalds!
McDonald's Fries
Submitted on: 05/08/13
It tasted just like McDonald's fries. This is a fantastic recipe. My kids loved them too!
french fries
Jhon jhon  
Submitted on: 03/26/13
Awesome! It just taste great as mcdonalds.
jose mcdonold  
Submitted on: 10/09/12
These french fries are amazing.I did a comparison and bought some fries at McDonalds and they tasted the same :D
Submitted on: 09/01/08
Great recipe, thanks!!!!!
Submitted on: 04/06/08
These fries taste exacly like McDonalds!! I invited my friends to come eat fries and they said I bought them at McDonalds and I actually made them myself!!
Submitted on: 04/22/06
Oh my gosh, they were delicious. I'll never have to eat out again.
Stasha and Kayla  
Submitted on: 11/08/05
We think that this recipe is very good and we also think this because we LOVE McDonald's French Fries. Our comment to you at TopSecretRecipes "We think that you should cook the fries until they are crunchy!!!!!!"
Submitted on: 10/26/05
Are You Freakin Kiddin Me? My Friends think I really got them from McDonald's. They don't freakin believe that I made it myself.
Submitted on: 10/16/05
Wonderful. Turned out great..tastes just like the real thing.
Submitted on: 07/20/05
Great recipe