Copycat Five Guys Fries

Who doesn’t love a batch of hot, crunchy, tasty fries? Not the kind that are deep-fried just once. The ones that have been sitting under a heat lamp for the better part of a day. No! We want fries hot out of the fryer, the ones that have been twice-fried. Perfectly delicious. Like these copycat Five Guys Fries!

Copycat Five Guys FriesI made sure that all of my fries were the same size so that I got nice consistent cooking. You also need to be sure that the fries cool completely between the first and second frying. Then you’ll end up with crazy-good copycat Five Guys fries.

I also make a killer copycat of McDonald’s French fries.

Five Guys Fries

Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • Russet potatoes cleaned, but not peeled, cut into fries
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Peanut oil for frying

Instructions

  • Preheat 2" of oil in a Dutch oven or deep fryer.
  • Place the fries into a large bowl and add ice cold water. Agitate the fries and drain. Repeat until the water runs clear of starch.
  • Dump fries out onto a large towel and pat dry.
  • Working in batches, deep fry the fries until they turn a light brown color. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Let fries cool to room temperature, at least 10 minutes.
  • Working in batches, add the fries back to the still hot oil and fry until they reach the desired color and crunch. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle with salt.


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