I made these a few weeks ago and they were great. I didn't do the whole lard thing but did fry using the shortening. They tasted very close to McDonalds french fries. Its definitely worth the trouble though if you have a shoestring cutter. They charge about 3 bucks for a large fry but you can make a huge batch of these for your family in no time. Really a great recipes.
These are great I have done them many times. As for the comment below from Karenf16, you must have over fried the fries the first time or something because this is an iron clad method that has been used for years. Try again and make sure you only fry them the times listed in the recipe, I think you will be pleased.
This recipe is horrible....I don't know why it has 5 stars....nothing like McDonald's....I followed the recipe to a T and my fries turned very brown, almost burnt during the second fry....when they came out they were crispy and 1 minute later they were limp...what a waste of tme
i made this for my family and since they love eating @ McDonald's, i had to try this, since then they keep asking me to make french fries with honey mustard, thank you keystone
Made these for lunch today along with Ranch burgers. This is a great fries recipe and very easy to do. Not quite McDonalds but better than any home fries I have ever made! We will make these again
These taste exactly like the real thing! Followed the recipe exactly the first time YUM! Second time omitted the beef dripping and turned out just as good! Thx for the recipe Keystone! :)