FoodDelicious French potatoes: Your new go-to dinner recipe

Delicious French potatoes: Your new go‑to dinner recipe

French-style potatoes
French-style potatoes
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7:03 PM EDT, May 20, 2024

What if we fry potatoes in batter? Someone already considered this idea and called the dish "French potatoes." They are so tasty and filling that I don't need to prepare anything else.

Sometimes, I make French potatoes two, even three times a week. No wonder my husband loves them. Potatoes are so versatile that they work in many different variations and dishes. And in this version, they are simply outstanding.

French potatoes: an idea for a family dinner

The name "French potatoes" can be misleading, as we usually associate it with popular dishes like potatoes gratin, creamy potato dauphinoise casserole, or the brilliant pommes de terre fondantes. However, we mean a different, slightly less demanding recipe this time.

In this version, the potatoes are placed in an aromatic batter and then fried in a hot pan. This gives them their crispy crust. French potatoes are best served as the main part of the meal, not as a side dish. Be sure to have fresh vegetables in the form of coleslaw. Preparing an aromatic dressing is also recommended.

French potatoes: recipe


Instead of the classic ones, prepare the potatoes the French way.
Instead of the classic ones, prepare the potatoes the French way.© Pixabay
  • 1 lb potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons thick yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon potato starch
  • Dried garlic
  • Thyme
  • Ground paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil for frying


  1. Peel and wash the potatoes, and then dry and slice them.
  2. Parboil them in lightly salted water. They should just be parboiled, so 6-7 minutes is enough.
  3. Take them out of the water and set them aside to cool.
  4. Mix the yogurt with the egg. Add garlic, ground paprika, and thyme, as well as salt and pepper. Then add sifted flour and mix thoroughly.
  5. Dip the potatoes in the batter, then fry them in hot oil on both sides until golden brown.
  6. Place the finished French potatoes on a plate lined with paper towels.
  7. Serve with coleslaw and garlic sauce.
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