Copycat McDonald’s Fries

I eat fast food about as often as there’s a total solar eclipse. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t think about it. And when I do, the first thing that comes to mind are McDonald’s French fries. In my younger years I gobbled up my share of Mickey D’s fries, that’s for sure, and I’ve wanted to recreate that taste and crunch at home for a while now. Finally, I have found the perfect recipe for a copycat of McDonald’s fries. The perfect flavor and texture. This is it.
Copycat McDonald's FriesMake sure you re-freeze the brined fries before deep-frying them. You want the brine to set up. If it does not it will cause a lot of grease splatter when you lower them into the hot oil.

I served these copycat McDonald’s fries along with my copycat of the famous original McDonald’s hamburger or a McRib sandwich. Like Five Guy’s fries too? Check out my copycat of their great fries!

Copycat McDonald's Fries

Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Based on a recipe from Mashed


  • Canola Oil
  • Soybean oil can substitute safflower oil
  • Corn oil
  • 1/4 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup unsalted beef stock
  • 1/4 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 bag of shoestring potatoes 26 ounces
  • Kosher salt to taste


  • Heat oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine ice, beef stock, soy milk and baking powder in a bowl, and mix until combined.
  • Place fries into the brine, and remove after a few seconds.
  • Put brined fries back into the freezer for five minutes.
  • Drop fries into oil, cook for 2 minutes, or until the reach your desired doneness.
  • Salt immediately and serve hot.

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