Source: CanolaInfo Test Kitchen | Category: Deep-Frying, Side Dishes

Classic Canola French Fries

Canola oil is a great choice for high heat cooking.

Classic Canola French Fries


  • 5 large potatoes, red or russet or sweet potatoes
  • 8 cups canola oil 2 L
  • 1 tsp salt 5 mL


  • 1. Cut potatoes into uniform length and thickness for even cooking. Preheat canola oil to a frying temperature of 375 °F (190 °C). To cook French fries properly, it is important to maintain this frying temperature. You may wish to increase the temperature slightly before adding potatoes as oil temperature will drop when food is added.
  • 2. Fry for 4 to 6 minutes to blanch. Remove French fries from canola oil with slotted spoon, drain on paper towels.
  • 3. Just before serving, fry a second time for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Remove French fries from canola oil with slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels and season to taste. Serve with remoulade or Honey Bee's Dipping Sauce.


10 servings

serving size

1 serving

nutritional analysis

Total Fat38 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Carbohydrates29 g
Fiber3 g
Sugars2 g
Protein3 g
Sodium270 mg
Potassium840 mg