homemade fries

Chips are by far my favourite food. If you can call them food that is (-: I can not seem to get enough of them. In high school I ate them daily for lunch and for years and eat them at any opportunity. Its unfortunate that now I have to grow up and think about the health repercussions that come with eating too them too much but thank God for recipes like these baked rosemary and garlic fries that make eating fries healthy.

For years I have been cooking my chips twice. That is I deep fry them till half cooked, remove from the oil then refry them again. This gives the fries a really nice crunch to them. But when I saw the recipe for the “best fries in the world” as they called them on GoodFood magazine I just had to try it. The process is quite time consuming but trust me it is worth the stove time. HAPPY COOKING!!



Best Ever, Homemade French Fries/Chips

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  1. Potatoes, cut into chips/fries
  2. Oil for frying
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Garlic powder/ aromat (optional)


Put the fries in a pot full of water, add in the salt and garlic powder/aromat. Bring the water to a boil and let the potatoes cook till slightly soft about 10 minutes. Drain off all the water. If you want them to be crunchier you could shake them inside the pot, softly.

Heat the oil till hot and put in the par boiled potatoes and cook till the potatoes begin to change color about 7-10 minutes. Remove from the oil and set aside.

Heat the oil again and put in the fries for a last time and cook to your desired level of crunch :-)


Written by David Mwakodi