When you buy French fries at a fast-food restaurant, they might not be prepared in a way that is the most healthful for your body. One alternative to buying fast-food fries is to make your own French fries at home from whole potatoes. It is helpful to know how to store any leftover, homemade French fries so that you can enjoy them later and eliminate waste.

Things You'll Need


Wash and peel the potatoes using a potato peeler.

Slice the potatoes into pieces that are 1/2-inch thick and 3 to 4 inches long.

Pour 1/2 cup of oil into a frying pan, and heat it to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fry the sliced potatoes in oil until they are golden.

Lay the fries onto paper towels to allow the excess oil to soak into the towels.

Arrange the French fries in a single layer onto an aluminum tray, and place the filled tray into a freezer. Allow the fries to freeze for one hour.

Place the frozen French fries into a plastic freezer bag for storage in your freezer. The homemade, frozen French fries will keep for about four months.

References and Resources

I Food: Freeze Your Own Fries