Main content

French Fries with Caesar Dressing

The Olson secret to the best French fries: Caesar salad dressing! Tossing hot fries with a sheer coating of garlicky, lemony dressing is divine!


  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) 2% milk

  • 2 tsp (10 ml) dijon mustard

  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced

  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice

  • dash worschestershire sauce

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) grated parmesan cheese

  • coarse salt and ground black pepper

  • 3 pounds (1.4 kg) yukon gold potatoes

  • 6 cups (1.5 l) vegetable oil


  • 1.

    For dressing, whisk mayonnaise, milk, mustard and garlic. Stir in lemon juice and Worschestershire (lemon juice will thicken the dressing). Stir in Parmesan, season and chill until ready to use.

  • 2.

    For fries, cut potatoes (peeled or unpeeled) into fries ½-inch (15 mm) in diameter and pat dry with paper towel. Heat oil in a deep pot to 350 F (180 C).

  • 3.

    Add half the potatoes and cook until tender, about 5 minutes – the fries will not brown at this point. Remove fries with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel-lined tray and repeat with other half. Fries at this point can be chilled until ready to cook and serve.

  • 4.

    For second cooking, heat oil to 375 F (190 C). Add half the fries and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

  • 5.

    Remove from oil with a slotted spoon, let drain on paper towel for a moment, then toss in a bowl with a drizzle of Caesar dressing, salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining fries and serve immediately.

» Metric Converter


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
0 comments • 0 ratings
  • Create your own cookbooks
  • Save your favourite recipes
  • Share your own recipes
  • Follow your favourite chefs
Sign In or Register Now