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 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 (that go perfectly with my copycat White Castle burgers!).

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

Copycat Five Guys Fries
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Copycat Five Guys Fries

We want fries hot out of the fryer, the ones that have been twice-fried. Perfectly delicious. Like these copycat Five Guys Fries!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword copycat, fries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 90kcal
Author Mike



  • Heat oil to 375 F 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.


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

3 thoughts on “Copycat Five Guys Fries”

    1. Well, in hindsight it’s not so clear! Just shake and drain. I like to shake the bowl, then I drain the fries into a strainer.

      I’ll re-word the recipe so it’s more intuitive.

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