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!
I 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
- Russet potatoes cleaned, but not peeled, cut into fries
- Sea salt to taste
- Peanut oil for frying
- 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.