Cast Iron Skillet French Fries

Side Dish, Snack

At a Glance

  • Potato Type: Russet
  • Prep Method: French Fries
  • Cuisine: American

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Who doesn’t love French Fries?  Crispy outside, tender inside and salty yumminess.  Yes please!


  • Idaho Russet Burbank potatoes (The potatoes should have an internal temp of around 50+ degrees, if they are any colder, they will fry dark).
  • Peanut oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste or any other seasoning you want
  • 12″ Dutch oven/cast iron skillet


  1. Put enough oil in the Dutch Oven to just barely cover the amount of potatoes you want to cook in each batch.  Get the oil VERY hot, around 300 degrees.
  2. Cut the potatoes (keep the skin on) into approximately 3/8” strips. DO NOT SOAK THEM IN WATER. Put cut potatoes directly into the hot oil. The potatoes should cool the oil down….as it cooks.
  3. Cook the potatoes to a golden brown, about 8 minutes.
  4. Take the potatoes out of the oil, and lay them on a drying rack or paper towels to let the oil run off. Top with anything you like!

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