Homemade French Fries sit in a white ceramic bowl on a white wood tabletop with a glass bowl of ketchup, a salt shaker and a blue tea towel in the background.
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Homemade French Fries (Better than Fast-Food!)

These fries are incredibly simple, and they taste better than restaurant fries. Name your favourite fast-food french fry. These are better.
These fries have only 2 ingredients. Three if you count the salt, which technically is optional. They are healthy fries, because they are slathered in coconut oil, which is an awesome super-health food. Some people even take it as a health supplement, so these fries definitely have earned the title "good for ya".
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Beth Ricci


  • 6 Potatoes peeled and chopped (we use a fry cutter thingie but you could just cut them)
  • 1/2 cup Organic unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp Real sea salt optional, but if you don't add the salt then we can't be friends


  • Heat cast-iron frying pan with a good amount of coconut oil to medium-high (depending on stove). About a quarter-inch coating the bottom of the pan. (We use two pans at once for more fries).
    Potatoes chopped into french fries sits in a black cast iron pan with oil.
  • Once it's hot, add fries evenly in one layer in the pan. There should be enough oil to cover the entire bottom of the pan and cook all of the fries at the same time. If there isn't enough oil add some more, but not enough to cover the fries - we aren't deep frying them.
  • Let them cook for a while, and then flip the fries over - the goal is to have let the fries cook enough to have browned them on one side.
  • Let the fries cook again on the other side for a while, and then continue to flip them every 30 seconds or so as they cook. They should be a golden brown when there done. This process should take around 15-20 minutes or so.
  • Take the fries out and filter through a metal strainer to let all of the excess oil drip off. Save the oil in a mason jar in the fridge to reuse next time.
  • Sprinkle with real sea salt and enjoy!
    Homemade French Fries sit in a white ceramic bowl, on a blue tea towel on top of a white wood table top. A glass bowl of ketchup sits next to it. A white salt shaker, shakes salt above it.


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1420mg | Potassium: 1055mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin C: 29.1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 8.3mg