Homemade French fries recipe with coarse sea salt

Homemade French fries recipe with coarse sea salt, a classic side dish enjoyed all over the world. Perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these fries are a dream side dish.

Homemade French fries recipe with coarse sea salt

Homemade French fries recipe with coarse sea salt

Having said side dish, l might have to reconsider ย it. I’m sure you can all relate; as a child, l would have gladly eaten only fries and nothing else. And not because poor mum would not have cooked other 10 more dishes, one more appealing than other, the answer was always the same: “l only want fries”. But then, they are so sinfully delicious, it’s hard to resist them. Ok, they are (deep) fried, so considered not that healthy. Yeah, yeah, never mind, bring me one extra portion!

BBQ, burgers, roast, fish? They all scream for some french fries to accompany them on the plate. So dig in, heaven in right there, in front of you. ย And if guilt hits you afterwards, just remember that one little treat from time to time won’t ruin your waste line. Unless that little treat becomes your everyday treat. Then you might have to make yourself a salad to wash your sins.

Homemade French fries recipe with coarse sea salt

Homemade French fries recipe with coarse sea salt

I simply cannot think of anyone who doesn’t like fries. From toddlers to grown-ups, we all wolf down a nice portion whenever we have the chance. So why not make them at home? You only need a frying pan, nothing fancy, and some cooking oil, ideally sunflower oil, as this is ideal for very high temperatures.

Ketchup seems to be the favourite sauce when it comes about fries, although garlic sauce, vinegar, or chilli sauce are also in great demand. In the UK, chips (fries) and vinegar form one sound marriage, although l must confess l’m not that keen on this combination. I chose to serve mine with coarse sea salt, rather than fine one, as it gives some nice texture to it. Also, some pickled red bell peppers are to die for.

And now, let’s reveal the secret to perfect French fries. Well, it’s quite simple, always fry them in small batches, never ever overcrowd the frying pan, and you’ll get deliciously fries made to perfection. A great alternative to frying is baking in oven. Either as fries or simple roast potatoes. Right, enough talking, let’s have some fries!

French fries with coarse sea salt

French fries with coarse sea salt


5 from 1 vote
French fries with coarse sea salt
Homemade French fries recipe with coarse sea salt
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Homemade French fries recipe with coarse sea salt, the most popular side dish ever.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: International
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 389 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 2 large white potatoes
  • 1 cup of sunflower oil
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
  1. Peal and wash the potatoes with plenty of cold water.
  2. Cut the potatoes into long sticks.
  3. Add the oil to a frying pan and fry half the potatoes until golden.
  4. Remove from the oil and transfer to a plate lined with kitchen towel, so that the excess oil can be removed.
  5. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
  6. Repeat with the remaining potatoes.
  7. Serve immediately!
Nutrition Facts
Homemade French fries recipe with coarse sea salt
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 1196mg 50%
Potassium 1404mg 40%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin C 47%
Calcium 10.2%
Iron 61.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚




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  • Reply
    Claudia | Gourmet Project
    June 23, 2016 at 8:35 am

    absolutely: french fries can be my main dish even now! I love to dip them in the yolk of a fried egg, then in ketchup ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      June 23, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Oh, l like the idea of dipping them in egg yolk, that’s super delicious. Thank you!

  • Reply
    June 23, 2016 at 10:01 am

    One of my favorite indulgences that I don’t take very often! Now I am craving them ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    June 23, 2016 at 10:13 am

    A real classic ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    June 23, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I love french fries in any form they come ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    June 23, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    You know you have tempted by posting this my mouth is watering, how can just ignore this awesome recipe with out biting a one or two even if you are on a diet?

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