This Is How McDonald's Perfect French Fries Are Actually Made
- Published: 05 September 2019
- There are plenty of people out there who would argue that McDonald's World Famous Fries are the best thing to come out of the golden arches. But how do they actually end up on your tray or in that drive-thru bag? Let's find out.
McDonald's decided to share all about how their famous fries are made after years of people asking if they used some sort of potato goo to get the process started. Well, there's no goo here. According to McDonald's, their world famous fries start with whole, fresh-from-the-ground potatoes, grown on U.S. farms.
The potatoes McDonald's uses are so ideal for their famous fries that they weren't willing to stray from them a few years ago and move to another option. When J.R. Simplot engineered the "Innate" potato, a variety that would bruise less and release fewer compounds when fried, a McDonald's spokesperson said they had no intention of switching to the GMO product. They said:
"McDonald's USA does not source GMO potatoes nor do we have current plans to change our sourcing practice."
Long live the real potato!
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Real potatoes | 0:12
Cut into that famous shape | 0:58
A chemical bath | 1:49
Fried and frozen | 2:31
Don't forget about the flavoring | 3:01
Fried again in the store | 3:44
A very specific bit of salt | 4:22
7-minute rule | 5:04