The perfect made-at-home Father's Day treat

Hi everyone, it’s Claire here from The Kitchy Kitchen. For my entire life, my dad has been serving up plates of his glorious French fries. They’re perfect. Deep golden and crisp on the outside, fluffy and soft on the inside, with flecks of salt punctuating the fat. Whenever my mom needed a pick-me-up, I’d hear her softly call from her bed, “Brennie, can you make us some fries!?” This request usually popped up late in the evening, when my mom and I would be snuggled in her bed watching the end of Jeopardy. And somehow, like magic, Dad would emerge fifteen minutes later with a plate of hot, delicious fries. My mom would kiss him and make some joke about being the cutest short order cook, and then she’d swat my hand away from the plate because I was already picking through fries to find the “best ones.”

My brother, Henry, has now taken up the French fry mantle and added his own twist—Henry’s special sauce. Together, they’re delicious, and a perfect ode to the men in my family just in time for Father’s Day. Enjoy!

Fries for Father's Day!


For the French fries:

  • 1 gallon vegetable oil
  • 5 russet potatoes
  • sea salt

For Henry’s Special Sauce

  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch of salt


For the French fries:

1. Heat the oil in a deep heavy pot over medium heat until it reaches 330 degrees F.
2. Meanwhile, slice your russets into slices about ¼-inch-thick, skin on.
3. When the oil is ready, add a third of the potato slices and stir once with some tongs, just to make sure they don’t clump together.
4. Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, until a deep golden brown. Cook the remaining fries in batches.
5. Set aside in a tray lined with paper towels. Immediately sprinkle with sea salt and eat while warm with Henry’s Secret Sauce.

For Henry’s Special Sauce:

1. Combine all sauce ingredients and stir together.

The perfect snack for Father's Day

Will you be trying this French fry recipe at home?

Let me know in the comments below!

X Claire
The Kitchy Kitchen

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