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McDonald’s Fries – Calories, Nutrition & Recipe

McDonald's Fries - Calories, Nutrition & Recipe

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McDonald’s Fries are quite popular in the United Kingdom because their taste and presentation set them apart from all other fast food chains. These fries are crunchy salty from the outside and really soft and appetizing on the inside. McDonald’s serves it with tomato ketchup to make it taste more delicious, salty, and craving. Furthermore, these fries are available in three different sizes ranging as small, Medium, and Large Fries

McDonald’s Small Fries price: £1.59
McDonalds medium fries price: £1.99
McDonalds large fries price UK: £2.59

McDonald’s Fries Nutrition & Calories

 Small Fries Energy  237KCal
 Medium Fries Energy  337KCal
 Large Fries Energy  444KCal
Nutritional Information
Percentage Reference Intake

Per Portion
Fats (g)17% RI24% RI 31% RI12g17g22g
Of which saturated (g)5% RI7% RI 10% RI1.1g1.5g2.0g
Carbohydrates (g)11% RI16% RI 21% RI29g42g55g
Of which Sugar (g)0% RI1% RI 1% RI0.4g0.6g0.8g
Protein (g)5% RI7% RI 9% RI2.3g3.3g4.4g
Fibre (g)NilNilNil2.6g3.6g4.8g
Salt (g)7% RI10% RI 14% RI0.44g0.62g0.82g
McDonald’s Fries Nutrition

McDonald’s Fries Recipe

Preparing the McDonald’s French fries at home is quite simple in case you cannot savour these fries from the McDonald’s branches in the United Kingdom. So, here is a complete process of cooking these potato fries in the comfort of your own kitchen.

How to prepare it?

  • The key ingredient is potatoes, so first of all, peel the potatoes and cut them into half-inch thick strings with the help of a knife.
  • Now, you should prepare a brine solution in a bowl by mixing salt, corn syrup, cold water, and white vinegar.
  • Next up, put all the potato strings in the bowl carrying brine and dip them completely. 
  • Cover this bowl properly and keep it in a refrigerator for at least 2 hours. The solution should properly sink in the potatoes.
  • After 2 hours, take out these strings rinse them in water and then leave them to dry. 
  • You should add cooking oil like soya bean, canola oil, or corn oil to the frying pan and heat it at 300℉. Put these dry strings in the pan and fry it for 3 minutes.
  • Take out these half-cooked fries and add natural beef flavouring to the heated oil. Now, increase the heat up to 400℉. Add these fries again and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Finally, remove these fries from the pan when they have turned golden yellow and serve them with ketchup and salt.

Our McDonald’s Fries Review

Today, I’m here to share my thoughts and reviews about the most iconic fast-food side item which is McDonald’s fries. Fries from this fast food chain have a unique taste and presentation. So, let’s find out whether these golden sticks live up to their reputation. I bought the McDonald’s Medium Fries packet from the nearby McDonald’s chain.

The first thing that I noticed was the presentation. As soon as I saw the yellow golden fries in a red basket, they were so inviting and appetising. So, The texture of these fries was perfect like it was crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Now talking about the taste, these Fries were really crunchy with a perfect balance between salty and savoury. This makes these fries more yummy and tasty. Besides this when you dip it in a ketchup, this string gives you another level of taste and yumminess.  Therefore, It’s hard to resist finishing them all in one go.

However, it was a good experience and McDonald’s fries truly lived up to their hype. Whether it is taste, presentation or texture, they tick all the boxes for a satisfying fries experience. 


The calorie count of McDonald’s fries is given below;

Small fries McDonalds calories = 237 Kcal, 990 KJ (It is almost 12% of daily reference intake.)

McDonalds Medium Fries Calories UK = 337 Kcal, 1410 KJ (It is almost 17% of daily reference intake.)

Large fries McDonalds calories = 444 Kcal, 1855 KJ (It is almost 22% of daily reference intake.)

McDonalds Medium fries carbs = 42g, (This amount of carbohydrates is almost 16% of the daily reference intake of a person.)

Yes, considering the ingredients of this burger which are sauce, bun, cheddar cheese, and fish, one can simply observe that there is nothing that makes this burger prohibited for Muslims. It is totally Halal and anyone can eat this burger without an iota of doubt.

No, these fries are prepared in a shared fryer and these fries have additives that include wheat. So, from this point of view, McDonalds french fries are not gluten free. 

No, Fries from McDonalds UK branches are not purely vegan. You might misunderstand that fries contain ingredients like potatoes and salt but actually, they contain natural beef flavour that is obtained from dairy. Therefore, if you ever wonder are McDonalds fries vegetarian; then the simple answer is No. 

There are different ways to reheat McDonalds fries. One of the simplest methods is to put these fries inside a microwave oven for 2 to 3 minutes. There is no need to apply any oil and after heating, take the fries out. 

Another method is to reheat McDonalds fries in air fryer by preheating the fryer to 400℉. Then you should cook the fries for at least a minute. Now, you need to give the fries a good swirl and air fry it for another 2 or 3 minutes. Now, your McDonalds fries would have turned crunchy. So, add some salt and savour it with ketchup.

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