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battered french fries

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Maria Shinzai
Denver, CO

A change from regular fries. These are battered just like when you batter chicken or fish. They are very, very good!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Whoa... we would have never thought of battering french fries. Now, we're not sure we can go back to another way of frying french fries. The batter has the perfect crispy texture with a light fluffy inside. Seasonings are spot on, but we would suggest adding some sea salt over the fries once they're golden brown. These are delicious homemade french fries. We think this batter would be delicious for frying chicken and fish too!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield 8 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For battered french fries

  • 2 1/2 lb
    russet potatoes, peeled (about 6 medium potatoes)
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1 tsp
    onion salt
  • 1 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    water or as needed
  • 2 c
    vegetable oil for frying

How To Make battered french fries

  • Sliced potatoes submerged in water.
    Slice potatoes into french fries, and place them into cold water so they won't turn brown while you prepare the oil.
  • Sifting flour, garlic salt, onion salt, and paprika into a bowl.
    Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. While the oil is heating, sift the flour, garlic salt, onion salt, and paprika into a large bowl.
  • Water added so the mixture becomes spoonable.
    Gradually stir in enough water so that the mixture can be drizzled from a spoon.
  • Dipping potatoes into the batter.
    Dip potato slices into the batter one at a time.
  • Frying the coated potatoes.
    Place in the hot oil so they are not touching at first. The fries must be placed into the skillet one at a time or they will clump together.
  • Draining french fries on a paper towel.
    Fry until golden brown and crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels.