Pickled Fries Recipe

Keep your friends closed but your pickled fries closer.

Recipe by Nicole Snelling


  • 4-6 large potatoes, peeled & cut into fries
  • Oil, for frying
  • Pickle:
  • 2 Cups white vinegar
  • 2 Cups water
  • 2 Tbsp Salt
  • 4-6 whole peppercorns
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 chilli
  • 1 peeled garlic clove
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • Homemade mayonnaise:
  • 1 whole roasted garlic bulb
  • 500ml blended oil
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp hot English mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Handful dill, stalks removed
  • Salt, to taste

How To Make Pickled Fries 

  1. To make the pickle, add the white vinegar, water, salt, peppercorns, mustard seeds, bay leaf, chilli, garlic and sugar to a pot and bring to a light simmer.
  2. Stir the mixture until the sugar and salt have dissolved.
  3. Allow the pickle to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Place the potato fries into a sealable jar, pour the pickle brine over the potatoes, seal with lid and allow to pickle at room temperature.
  5. Allow to pickle for a minimum 3 days.
  6. To make the homemade mayonnaise, squeeze the garlic pulp into a measuring jug, add the egg yolks, vinegar, lemon juice, dill, oil and salt.
  7. Using a handstick blender, blend the ingredients together until the mayonnaise has formed.
  8. Season with salt.
  9. Serve mayonnaise with fries.
  10. To prepare the fries, heats some oil for frying up to a medium to high heat, around 180°C.
  11. Remove the potatoes from pickle brine and pat them dry with some paper towel.
  12. Fry the potatoes until just golden and remove from them the heat and allow to cool before frying them for the second and final time before serving with the mayonnaise.

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