FastFoodFix - McDonald's Style French Fries
  • 1¾ teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 russet potatoes (1 pound)
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon salt.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  3. Set the potatoes on a cutting board. Make straight cuts on the 4 long sides of the potatoes to remove the peel. With a vegetable peeler or small knife, peel the ends of the potatoes.
  4. Discard the peels. With a knife, cut the remaining potatoes lengthwise into ¼-inch thick sticks. These can vary in length. On a scale, weigh 9 ounces of potatoes or measure 2 cups.
  5. Transfer the potatoes to the boiling water. Cook for exactly 2½ minutes but no longer or they will break. Drain in a colander. Set aside for about 5 minutes to cool.
  6. Transfer the potatoes to a mixing bowl. Add the oil and ½ teaspoon salt. Carefully toss to coat well. Place the potatoes, not touching, in a single layer on a large nonstick baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turning the potatoes about every 5 minutes, or until crisp and golden. Sprinkle, if desired, with the remaining ¼ tsp salt
This recipe is from a book called fast food fix - it's really good - a bit of effort but worth it to have good crispy french fries on a diet.