Copycat Five Guys Fries

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Who doesn’t love a batch of hot, crunchy, salty tasty fries? No, not the kind that are deep-fried just once. Not 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. The crunchy ones! 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. I like mine thin. And I don’t peel the potatoes either. You can if you want. 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!).

If I’m cooking for a crowd, I’ll break out my big deep fryer. But, if it’s just the two of us, I’ll fire up my Fry Daddy fryer. It’s the perfect size for both of us. It fries everything perfectly. And as an added bonus, it doesn’t use a lot of oil, which saves me money.

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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