VIDEO: How McDonald’s french fries are made (according to McDonald’s)

Posted at 7:44 PM, Jan 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-20 19:44:29-05

On Tuesday, McDonald’s released a video on YouTube explaining how their famous fries are made.

The YouTube post reads, “Does McDonald’s use real potatoes? Why do the fries always taste so good? Are they mashed and formed in a mold? There are a lot of questions about our fries so Grant Imahara is going to investigate our fry making process in his own way. Watch and discover how we make our World Famous Fries.”

Imahara is best known for his role on the Discovery Channel show “MythBusters.”

He asks questions about the process like “how fast do the potatoes fly through the potato cannon?”

Answer: 60-70 m.p.h.

Imahara does ask if potatoes are genetically modified, and is told they are not. The spokesperson said they use several different types, including Russett Burbank and Umatilla Russets.

Imahara doesn’t ask how heavily the potatoes are or are not sprayed with pesticides. He does go out to the field and dig for real potatoes.

Watch the video to see the start to finish engineering process.