Shake Shack's Crinkle Cut Fries
Shake Shack reveals the recipes for its famous burgers, fries and shakes
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It's easier than you think to make crispy french fries in your kitchen. For these fries, the potatoes are cut and then frozen to remove excess moisture. Plus, having a freezer stocked with pre-cut fries means most of the prep is done in advance.


  • Crinkle cut fries

    • 1 pound potatoes
  • To cook

    • Canola oil, for deep-frying
    • Kosher salt


To make the fries:

1. Peel potatoes, and submerge in a bowl of cold water to keep them from turning brown.

2. With the crinkle cutter, cut the potato lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices.

3. Cut each potato slice lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick fries.

4. Rinse the fries in cold water, then simmer over medium heat until just tender.

5. Transfer the boiled fries to a wire rack to drain and cool. Pat with paper towels.

6. Pour canola oil into a heavy, deep pot and heat until 350°F. Working in batches, fry until potatoes are pale gold and tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain.

7. Spread the fries on a baking pan and freeze to wick remaining moisture. At this point, they can be frozen in a plastic bag for future frying.

To cook the fries:

1. Pour the oil into a heavy, deep pot to a depth of 4 inches. Heat over medium-high heat until the temperature of the oil reaches 350°F on a candy thermometer.

2. Use a wire spider or slotted spoon to carefully lower the frozen fries into the hot oil. Deep-fry until they're deep golden brown and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the fries to paper towels to drain. Salt and serve immediately.

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