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Boardwalk Fries

Boardwalk Fries

A recipe for Boardwalk Fries inspired by our visit to Ocean City, Maryland! These fresh from the oil fries are served hot and sprinkled with salt, apple cider vinegar, and optionally Old Bay Seasoning.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword French Fries, fries, old bay seasoning, potato
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) salt
  • 4 cups (1 liter) warm water
  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • Peanut oil for frying

For serving:

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Salt
  • Old Bay Seasoning optional


  • In a large bowl, mix the salt into the warm water until dissolved.
  • Cut the potatoes lengthwise into 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick strips. Cut each slice into 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick fries.
  • Place the fries into the salted water and allow to soak for 15 minutes.
  • Line a large baking sheet with towels and set aside. Fill a deep pot with about 3 inches (7.5 cm) of peanut oil. Heat to 375˚F (190˚C).
  • Remove the cut potatoes from the water and thoroughly pat dry. Add the fries to the heated oil in batches, being careful not to overcrowd. Cook just until starting to brown, about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer using a slotted spoon or tongs to the towel-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining fries.
  • Once all the fries have been cooked, return the oil to 375˚F (190˚C). Add the first set of cooked fries and fry until golden and crisp, 1-2 minutes. Remove to towel-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining fries.
  • Serve immediately with salt, vinegar, and Old Bay Seasoning (optional).