McDonald’s Fries Reign Supreme – Here’s How to Make Them at Home

McDonald’s menu is full of numerous options, and everyone seems to have their favorites. One menu item that most people seem to agree on it being their favorite is the fries. They seem to always be perfectly crispy, have the right amount of salt, and always pack in the flavor. Indulging in this menu item doesn’t only have to be once in a while when you visit the fast-food chain. Instead, you can make them at home, on your own.

McDonald’s Fries Reign Supreme – Here’s How to Make Them at Home

How to Make McDonald’s Fries


  • 2 Idaho Russet Potatoes
  • 1 ½ Cups of Water
  • ¼ Cup of Corn Syrup
  • 6 Cups of Peanut Oil
  • ¼ Cup of Beer Lard
  • 2 Teaspoons of Salt – or to taste
  • ¼ Teaspoon Beef Bouillon Granules (optional ingredient)

Preparing the Fries

  1. Peel and cut the potatoes, julienne style or into shoestring french fries. To get this look, they should be ¼-inch by ¼-inch thick and roughly 4 to 6 inches long.
  2. Combine corn syrup and water in a large bowl and mix it thoroughly or until the corn syrup is evenly combined. Add the fries to the solution and put the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, heat up the peanut oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or a deep fryer until it reaches 375ºF.
  4. After 30 minutes have passed, remove the fries from the solution and pat them dry. Add them to the oil and fry them for 1 to 1 ½ minute – a partial fry. This should turn them a light golden brown color. Remove them and place them on a plate lined with a paper towel. Put them back in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. While they cool, add the beer lard to the peanut oil. Heat the oil until it reaches 400ºF. Add the fries back into the oil and fry them for 5 to 7 minutes or until they are golden brown in color. Drain the fries and place them in a bowl, where you can generously sprinkle them with salt and toss them so they are evenly coated.
McDonald’s Fries Reign Supreme – Here’s How to Make Them at Home

For best results from your homemade McDonald’s fries, serve them immediately.