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Pommes Frites - Traditional Belgian Fries

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Belgium
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • 4 very large potatoes Peeled and cut into ½ “ sticks. Yukon gold works well if you can’t find the Belgian potato called bintje.
  • 4 cups beef Tallow or vegetable oil
  • *You really should have a deep fryer for this recipe to come out right.
  • Mayonnaise for dipping


  • Make sure after your potatoes are peeled and cut that they are dried.
  • Heat up your oil to 320 degrees
  • Add in your potatoes, when the sound changes to what sounds like a babbling brook, take them out. This should take about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Put potatoes in colander to cool for a couple hours. Toss a few times to get air around them.
  • Once completely cooled, heat your oil up to 350 degrees
  • Add in the cooled potatoes.
  • Again wait for the sound to change this won’t take as long the second time.
  • Drain, sprinkle with some salt and dig in, dip them into your homemade mayonnaise for a real traditional Belgian frites experience!