French fries are served hot, either soft or crispy, and are generally eaten as part of lunch or dinner or by themselves as a snack, and they commonly appear on the menus of dinners, fast food restaurants, pubs, and bars. They are usually salted and, depending on the country, may be served with ketchup, tomato sauce, or other local specialities.


The first important step in making French Fries is by rightly cutting the potatoes. They should neither be too thick, nor too thin and should be cut clean and sharp.
The trick is to first slice the potatoes and then cut them lengthwise. You can also use a fries cutter for that long, even shape.
In a bowl take a cup of cold water and dunk the potatoes in it. keep this bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes drain the potatoes in a colander. rinse the potatoes and drain them all water.
Now heat the oil in a deep bottomed pan. Once the smoke starts appearing, reduce the flame and allow it to acquire a lower temperature.
Now, deep fry the potatoes in batches. Keep the flame low. This will make them crunchy and also help retain their colour
Drain excess oil and place on an absorbent paper. Allow cooling.
Now sprinkle salt and pepper and toss well.
Serve immediately with ketchup.
They can also be served with burgers and cutlets.


4 medium size potato

Cold water



Black pepper

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