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.
Make 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
- oil for frying. Equal parts canola, soybean and corn oils
- ¼ cup ice
- ½ cup beef stock unsalted or low sodium works best
- ¼ cup soy milk
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 bag shoestring potatoes 26 ounces
- Kosher salt to taste
- Heat combined oils 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.
Nutritional values are approximate.