Homemade French Fries with Five Dipping Sauces

60 mins (prep 60)
8 ingredients
makes 4 servings
The secret to great French fries is to fry them twice: once at a lower temperature to cook the potato through, then again at a higher temperature to brown them. We're also giving you five reasons to leave the ketchup in the fridge, with homemade dipping-sauce recipes for Sour Cream and Onion Dip , Saffron Mayonnaise , Ginger-Sesame Sauce , Roasted Red Pepper–Walnut Dip , and Chipotle-Tomatillo Sauce . Editor's Note: This recipe is part of Gourmet's Modern Menu for Burger Bash. Menu also includes Bacon-Cheddar Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake.

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  • 3 pounds russet (baking) potatoes (5 or 6)
  • 4 to 6 cups vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • accompaniments:
  • sour cream and onion dip , saffron mayonnaise , ginger-sesame sauce , roasted red pepper–walnut dip , and/or chipotle-tomatillo sauce
  • special equipment: a 5- to 6-quart pot; a deep-fat thermometer


Serving Size (341.2 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 268.76 Calories from Fat 2.43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.27g 1.67%
Saturated Fat 0.09g 1.77%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 17.01mg 2.84%
Total Carbohydrate 61.47g 81.97%
Dietary Fiber 4.42 g 70.76%
Sugars 2.11 g %
Protein 7.28g 58.24%
Vitamin A 3.4IU% Vitamin C 19.39mg%
Calcium 44.23mg% Iron 2.93mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
vegetable oil for deep-frying, accompaniments, sour cream and onion dip, a, special equipment