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 (that go perfectly with my copycat White Castle burgers!).
I also make a killer copycat of McDonald’s French fries.
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!
- 1 pound russet potatoes cleaned, but not peeled, cut into fries
- kosher salt to taste
- peanut oil for frying
- 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.