The method to perfecting those tasty golden french fries from McDonald’s has been a heavily guarded secret for years, but L.A.’s Comme Ca restaurant owner/chef, David Myers, has the recipe to get perfect McDonald’s-style french fries every time.
Myers shared his recipe and tips on how to get crispy, golden french fries from your own home!
Perfect French Fries (adapted from David Myers’ recipe for “pommes frites”)
6 Idaho russet potatoes
Sea salt (Myers prefers Sel Gris, a fine light grey French salt)
Peel and square off potato ends. Cut into 3/8″ batons. Soak for two hours changing water after an hour. Dry thoroughly with paper towels. Heat about an inch of oil (or enough to cover potatoes) in a large, heavy bottomed pot to 290 degrees. Blanch potatoes gently for about two minutes until cooked through but still completely pale. Place on a paper-towel lined sheet pan and cool in the refrigerator to stop cooking process.
Re-heat oil to 370 degrees. Cook fries until golden and crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes. If necessary, agitate gently with a spatula to prevent sticking. Remove from pan and toss with salt to taste (Myers doesn’t blot but you can if you want less fat). Serve immediately. Recipe serves 4 to 6.