How to Make Fast Food at Home

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You don't have to roll through the drive-through or deal with health concerns to enjoy some of your favorite fast food treats at home! These delicious, easy recipes feature the flavors of your favorite chain restaurant with less expense and health-guilt.

French Fries

Don't think that just because they say "fry" in the name that French fries have to be cooked in a vat of oil. You can make tasty, crispy fries with nothing more than a sharp knife and an oven. Cutting fast-food style thin fries can be accomplished with a special cutter such as a mandoline, but you can use a good knife to cut wedges, thin strips, or any shape you want.

Oven Baked Fries

(Recipe adapted from

  • 5 large roasting potatoes (Russet or Yukon Gold are good choices)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.