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5 from 2 votes

Belle's Homemade French Fries

perfect for an appetizer or to serve with any meal. Try with my Lazy Pulled Pork
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 757kcal


  • 2-3 Jumbo Russet Potatoes
  • 2 C Self Rising Flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch
  • Cayenne Pepper to taste
  • Canola Oil for frying


  • Cut potatoes and let soak in water for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water and let drain.
  • Season cut fries with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  • Mix flour and cornstarch together and then coat cut season cut potatoes with the flour mixture.
  • Fry for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oil and place on top of cooking rack on cookie sheet (place paper towel under rack. Then sprinkle with coarse sea salt lightly.


Healthier options: avoid coating with flour and fry in oil  10-15 minutes or air fryer for 30-40 minutes.