Three-Ingredient French Fries Recipe

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Vincent Rhodes Modified: March 23, 2022
Three-Ingredient French Fries Recipe

How To Make 3-Ingredient French Fries

If you love french fries, then you’ll love this extremely simple recipe that requires just potatoes, safflower oil, and salt to make a classic snack.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 4 minutes
Total: 14 minutes



  • 6mediumrusset potatoes
  • 8cupsafflower oil
  • coarse salt


  1. Peel and cut potatoes, then place in a large bowl, and cover with cold water. Refrigerate 8 hours. Drain, rinse, and pat dry. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat until it registers 310 degrees F on a deep-fry thermometer.

  2. Line 2 baking sheets with paper towels. Carefully add potatoes to oil in small batches. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, turning occasionally. (They will not color much.) Using a slotted spoon, transfer fries to paper towels to drain. Let cool.

  3. Increase heat so oil reaches 350 degrees F. Fry potatoes in small batches until golden brown.

  4. Transfer fries to paper towels to drain. Season with salt, and serve immediately.


  • Calories: 1642.66kcal
  • Fat: 174.50g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.85g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 25.04g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 130.20g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.09g
  • Fiber: 1.66g
  • Sugar: 0.79g
  • Protein: 2.73g
  • Sodium: 702.76mg
  • Calcium: 17.05mg
  • Potassium: 533.07mg
  • Iron: 1.11mg
  • Vitamin C: 7.28mg
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