McDonald's French fries are the BEST. There is something about the crisp way the company cooks them that make people have serious cravings for these fries.
However, heading to the fast food chain is not always the best or most convenient idea. Thankfully though there is a recipe, you can use at home to create french fries that are just like McDonald's. Nope, this is not a joke. You will no longer have to hit up Mickey D's for those amazing fries. PopSugar has come up with a way to replicate the delicious French fries, and you are going to want to try it immediately.
Ingredients needed include 2 Idaho russet potatoes, 1/4 cup corn syrup, 1 1/2 cups water, 6 cups peanut oil, 1/4 cup beef lard, 2 teaspoons salt, to taste, 1/4 teaspoon beef bouillon granules – this is optional but recommended. Also, if someone in your family is allergic to peanuts, sunflower or canola oil are great substitutes.
The process is fairly simple.
Begin by peeling the potatoes and then julienne them into shoestring fries about 1/4-inch by 1/4-inch thick and 4 to 6 inches long.
Next combine corn syrup and water in a bowl. Make sure to mix until the corn syrup is dissolved completely. Add the fries to the mixture and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
While the fries are soaking, prepare the oil in either a deep fryer or a pot with a very heavy bottom. The oil temperature should 375 for the fries to cook correctly.
Take the fries from the mixture and pat them dry. Then gently add them to the hot oil and cook for about 1 to 1 ½ minutes. They should be just starting to turn a light golden brown after this time. Remove them from the oil and put them back in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes.
Add the beef bouillon granules to the oil. After the fires are ready to be removed from the refrigerator, carefully place them in the oil again for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown. Drain the oil off the fries and put them in a large bowl.
Finally, sprinkle them with salt and toss in the bowl until they are coated with salt and serve them while they are warm.