Vegan French Fries

Vegan French Fries

You won’t believe how crispy and tasty these vegan French fries are! They make a great side dish, but also make a great appetizer or snack. Typically, people think French fries are vegan – and they should be, but a lot of people fry them in duck fat or lard, which are obviously not vegan.

There is a common misconception that the perfect French fries can only be made with animal fat, but this recipe proves them wrong. It is perfectly possible to make the perfect French fries using only plant-based ingredients.

Why I Love This Recipe

When you tap these vegan french fries on the kitchen counter, you will hear a knocking sound. With simple ingredients, these vegan French fries are amazing. There are many recipes available online, but not all of them are vegan. These recipes are 100% vegan, and you’re sure to love them!

Ingredients And Substitutions

The main ingredients for vegan French fries are potatoes, oil, and salt! Here’s how to choose them:

  • When fried or baked, Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes get crispy.

  • Use vegetable oil, or coconut oil if you do not mind the coconut flavor.

  • When making French fries, I prefer sea salt over table salt. Table salt bounces off freshly fried fries, whereas sea salt sticks.

How To Get Perfect French Fries

If you want to make the perfect French fries, you need to prepare and cook them properly. Here are some tips to help you.

1. Choose The Right Variety

For frying or baking, choose Yukon gold or Russet potatoes.

2. Cut Them Properly

You can use a knife or a French fry cutter to cut the perfect French fries into long slices less than 12 inches long.

3. Prepare Them Properly

After rinsing the fries well, submerge them in water, and refrigerate them for two hours.

The fries should then be drained and patted dry, as any water will cause splashes of oil and may result in injuries.

4. Heat The Oil

First frying will make your fries soft in the center. This is important because the perfect fries are crisp on the outside and soft in the middle.

Remove the fries from the oil with a slotted spoon and place them on a wire rack lined with paper towels. Place the fries in the fridge until they are cool.

5. Give Them A Crisp

When the fries are cooled down, heat the oil again and fry them until they are crispy. Remove the fries with a slotted spoon and place them in a bowl.

6. Season Them Lightly

Make sure the fries are evenly coated with sea salt by gently tossing them in a bowl.

It is traditional to season French fries with salt, and only salt, but you can also season them with other spices.

For an extra kick, I recommend chili powder, onion powder, or garlic powder. Don’t use too much – just a pinch will do!

Vegan French Fries

The preparation time is 10 minutes plus the time spent inactively

Time required for cooking: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, 1 lb

  • For frying, vegetable oil

  • If desired, sprinkle with sea salt

Instructions

Use a vegetable peeler to peel the potatoes.

The potatoes should be cut into French fries of the same thickness, less than 12 inches.

Under cold water, rinse the fries.

3. Place the fries in a bowl of cold water and submerge them for two hours.

Paper towels should be used to thoroughly dry the potatoes after draining.

In a saucepot or skillet, heat 2 inches of oil to 300 degrees.

Cook the fries until tender in batches, waiting 10 seconds between batches. The goal here is not to brown the fries, just to blanch them.

The fries should be removed with a slotted spoon and placed on a wire rack lined with paper towels. Refrigerate the fries for one hour.

9. Heat the oil to 400°F.

Then add the blanched fries and fry them until they are golden brown and crispy.

Remove the fries with a slotted spoon and place them on a wire rack so excess oil can drip off.

12. Toss the fries gently in a bowl with sea salt and serve warm.

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Vegan French Fries

These vegan French fries are crispy and flavorful! They are the perfect side dish, but they also make a great snack or appetizer.

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Ingredients

  • Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, 1 lb

  • For frying, vegetable oil

  • Salt to taste, as desired

Instructions

  1. Use a vegetable peeler to peel the potatoes.

  2. The potatoes should be cut into French fries that are the same thickness, less than 12 inches.

  3. Cold water should be used to rinse the fries.

  4. Make sure the fries are submerged in cold water and then refrigerate them for two hours.

  5. Paper towels should be used to dry the potatoes after they have been drained.

  6. In a saucepot or skillet, heat around 2 inches of oil to 300 degrees.

  7. In batches, add the fries and cook until they are tender. Wait for 10 seconds before adding the next batch. The goal here is not to brown the fries, just to blanch them.

  8. Cool the fries for one hour in a fridge after removing them with a slotted spoon. Place the fries on a wire rack lined with paper towels.

  9. Bring the oil to a temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  10. Fry the blanched fries until golden brown and crispy.

  11. Place the fries on a wire rack so that excess oil can drip off. Remove the fries with a slotted spoon.

  12. Put the fries in a bowl and sprinkle them with sea salt. Toss gently and serve warm.

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