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French Fries with Dipping Sauce

Homemade french fries with 3 scrumptious quick and easy dipping sauces.

French Fries with Dipping Sauce

Homemade french fries are delicious on their own, but when dipped in a flavorful sauce they’re even better.

In this recipe, french fries made with russet potatoes are lightly fried in canola oil and then sprinkled with seasoned salt.

Also included are 3 quick and easy dipping sauces:

  • Hot Pepper Ketchup;
  • Creamy Chipotle Sauce; and
  • Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce.

Each dipping sauce tastes so good with these homemade fries.

The Hot Pepper Ketchup Sauce is a slight spin on using traditional ketchup.  It’s spiced up a bit with diced jalapeno pepper.

The Creamy Chipotle Sauce has a wonderful smoky flavor to it.

And the Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce is made with sour cream, buttermilk and crumbled blue cheese and tastes similar to a blue cheese flavored Ranch dressing.

Here are more recipes with quick and easy dipping sauces you may like “Tempura Shrimp with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce“, “Pan-Fried Pork Chinese Dumplings with Dipping Sauce” and “Easy Peanut Sauce“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

French Fries with Dipping Sauces

For the French Fries – Russet potatoes, canola oil and seasoned salt

For the Hot Pepper Dipping Sauce – Ketchup, finely diced jalapeno and ground black pepper

For the Creamy Chipotle Dipping Sauce – Adobo sauce from a can of Chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce and mayonnaise

For the Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce – Crumbled blue cheese, sour cream, buttermilk (or milk), finely diced green onion (green top only), finely diced garlic, salt and pepper

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

Cutting and Soaking the Potatoes:

Cut Skin Off Potatoes

Peel the potatoes.

Cut Russet Potatoes

Cut each potato in half lengthwise.  Then cut each half section in half again lengthwise.

Next, cut each section into about 4 strips.

Soak Potatoes in Water

Put the strips of potatoes into a bowl of cold water for at least 5 minutes to rinse off the starch.

If you want to cut the potatoes ahead of time, they can be kept in water for up to a day.

While the potatoes are soaking in the water, the dipping sauces can be made.

For the Hot Pepper Ketchup Dipping Sauce:

Ketchup Dipping Sauce

In a small bowl, add ketchup…

Jalapeno Ketchup Dipping Sauce

…diced jalapeno and…

Jalapeno Ketchup Dipping Sauce

Pepper in Ketchup Dipping Sauce

…pepper.

Jalapeno Ketchup Dipping Sauce

Jalapeno Ketchup Dipping Sauce

Stir together and set aside.

For the Creamy Chipotle Dipping Sauce:

Adobo and Mayonnaise in Bowl

In a small bowl add mayonnaise and adobo sauce.

Adobo and Mayonnaise in Bowl

Stir Adobo Dipping Sauce

Mix together and…

Adobo Dipping Sauce in Bowl

…set aside.

For the Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce:

Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

To a small bowl, add sour cream…

Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

…diced green onion (green tops only), diced garlic (optional), buttermilk (or milk), salt and pepper.

Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Then…

Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

…mix together and set aside.

Cooking the French Fries:

Potato Sticks on Paper Towel

Drain the potatoes and put them on a paper towel-lined plate.

TIP – Pat the potatoes completely dry with a paper towel (this is important; if there is any water or moisture on the fries it will cause the oil to pop and splatter).

Frying Pan with Oil

To a large fairly deep skillet, add canola oil.  The quantity of oil to use may vary depending on the size of the skillet.

The oil should sit in the pan about an inch high.

Fry French Fries in Pan

Heat the oil on medium heat.

Add one potato strip to the pan, when the oil bubbles, add more.

Be careful not to crowd the pan with too many potatoes.  The french fries can be cooked in batches.  

Fry French Fries in Pan

Using tongs move the potatoes around a little so they cook evenly on all sides.

If at any time the oil starts to get too hot (smoky or sizzling), turn the heat off and put the pan on an unused burner to cool.

Fry French Fries in Pan

Fry the potatoes until they turn a light golden color (about 5 minutes).

Another option is to fry the potatoes twice; the first time, cook them about 4 minutes until they’re cooked through but are a light color. Then remove them from the oil on to a paper towel-lined plate.  Then, right before serving, put them back into hot oil and cook them a second time for about 4 minutes until they’re crispy and a light golden color.

As you’re frying the potatoes, have paper towel-lined plate ready.

When the french fries are a light golden color, carefully transfer them from the pan onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain off any excess oil.

Salted French Fries

As soon as the french fries are removed from the hot oil, sprinkle them with the seasoned salt.

If frying the potatoes in batches, repeat the process for the remaining potatoes.

French Fries with Dipping Sauces

Serve while the french fries are warm along with the dipping sauces.

French Fries with Dipping Sauce

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French Fries with Dipping Sauce

Homemade french fries with 3 scrumptious quick and easy dipping sauces.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Dipping Sauces, French Fries
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cook time assumes fries made in batches; per batch: 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 3

Ingredients

For the French Fries:

  • 5 medium size russet potatoes washed and peeled
  • 1 cup canola or peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

For the Hot Pepper Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 of a jalapeno pepper stem and seeds removed, finely diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

For the Creamy Chipotle Dipping Sauce:

  • 4 teaspoons adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 11 ounce can
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

For the Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 of a green onion just the green top part, diced
  • 1 teaspoon crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk or regular milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely diced garlic optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 dash salt

Instructions

Cutting and Soaking the Potatoes:

  1. Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Then cut each half section in half again lengthwise. The cut each section into about 4 strips. 

  2. Put the strips of potatoes into a bowl of cold water for at least 5 minutes to rinse off the starch. If you want to cut the potatoes ahead of time, they can be kept in water for up to a day. 

  3. While the potatoes are soaking in the water the sauces can be made.

For the Hot Pepper Dipping Sauce:

  1. To a small bowl, add ketchup and diced jalapeno. Mix together and set aside.

For the Creamy Chipotle Dipping Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, add mayonnaise and adobo sauce. Mix together and set aside.

For the Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce:

  1. To a small bowl, add sour cream, diced green onion (green tops only), pepper, salt, crumbled blue cheese, buttermilk (or regular milk) and diced garlic (optional). Mix together and set aside.

Cooking the French Fries:

  1. Drain the potatoes and put them on a paper towel-lined plate.  

  2. Pat the potatoes completely dry with a paper towel (this is important; if there is any water or moisture on the fries it will cause the oil to pop and splatter).

  3. To a large fairly deep skillet, add canola oil.  The quantity of oil to use may vary depending on the size of the skillet.  The oil should sit in the pan about an inch high.

  4. Heat the oil on medium heat. Add one potato strip to the pan, when the oil bubbles, add more.  Be careful not to crowd the pan with too many potatoes.  The french fries can be cooked in batches.  

  5. Using tongs move the potatoes around a little so they cook evenly on all sides.

  6. If at any time the oil starts to get too hot (smoky or sizzling), turn the heat off and put the pan on an unused burner to cool.

  7. Fry the potatoes until they turn a light golden color (about 5 minutes). 

  8. Another option is to fry the potatoes twice; the first time, cook them about 4 minutes until they're cooked through but are a light color. Then remove them from the oil on to a paper towel-lined plate.  Then, right before serving, put them back into hot oil and cook them a second time for about 4 minutes until they're crispy and a light golden color.

  9. As you’re frying the potatoes, have paper towel-lined plate ready. 

  10. When the french fries are a light golden color, carefully transfer them from the pan onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain off any excess oil.  

  11. As soon as the french fries are removed from the hot oil, sprinkle them with the seasoned salt.

  12. If frying the potatoes in batches, repeat the process for the remaining potatoes.

  13. Serve while the french fries are warm along with the dipping sauces.

Recipe Notes

TIPS

  1. Before Frying the Potatoes - pat the potatoes completely dry with a paper towel (this is important; if there is any water or moisture on the fries it will cause the oil to pop and splatter).

     

  2. When Frying the Potatoes - if at any time the oil starts to get too hot (smoky or sizzling), turn the heat off and put the pan on an unused burner to cool.

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6 Comments

  1. Hello Coupon Clipping Cook! Love the seasoned salt and blue cheese ideas. Your photography is breathtaking, can’t wait to see more!

  2. Wow! An old timer french fries with a twist of a unique dipping sauce. I’m surely gonna prepare this over the weekend

  3. French fries are one of my favorite foods! Love all the different sauces you came up with to jazz them up1