Homemade French fries in a custom bowl reading, Eva.



  1. Peel and wash the potatoes. Cut them into sticks.
  2. Heat up the oil in the fryer until if foams or your fryer indicates it is ready
  3. Put half the fries in the basket and deep fat fry the potatoes on lower heat (oil must still form some foam) for 5 minutes until the fries are softer and golden colored.
  4. Strain the fries. Leave the fryer on for a couple of minutes and test it by putting a fresh fry in. Ad the second half of the potatoes and follow the same process as before.
  5. Strain and remove the fryer from the heat.
  6. Ten minutes before serving, heat up the fryer again. When the oil is hot put in all the fries at once and fry 5 more minutes until the potatoes are golden-brown and firm. Strain them. Serve in a deep dish and sprinkle with a generous amount of salt. Serve immediately.


This is the perfect side dish for mussels and roasted poultry. Mamy absolutely refused to ever use frozen fries. You know what? Me too! If you are able to buy a deep fryer, it is worth the investment just for making fries. If not, there are baskets sold for pots that are cheaper. Either way, homemade fries is the way to go! If you're wondering about the bowl, I was happy to make this recipe while visiting my mom. She has a bowl for every single member of her family. When somebody new enters the family (birth or marriage), she gets another bowl. They are made in France and I look forward to seeing a new one for my son. If you look at the mussels recipe you will see a blue bowl. That one is my husbands.