How to Make Great French Fries
French fries are the quintessentail North American fast food treat, and certainly one of my favorites.
There is nothing quite as tummy warming and comforting as crispy fried potatoes, hot out of the fryer with lots of vinegar and salt.
Heat cooking oil to 300°F - 330°F.
When fat is ready drop in potatoes, 1 cup at a time, and cook about 2 minutes, until all sputtering ceases. Skim out the potatoes and drain them on a paper towel. Cool at least 5 minutes.
Heat oil to 375°F.
Place potatoes in a frying basket. Finish frying them for about 3 minutes. They should be golden brown and crisp. Drain on a paper towel. Do not cover them.
This recipe makes as many servings as you want. Use about 1 potato per serving.
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Did You Know?...
It just takes a bit of time, but is so worth it.
Give yourself a treat by learning how to make french fries at home.
Mature baking potatoes, like the Idaho potato, are the best to use for french fries because they cook well and crisp up. More waxy potatoe, like the new potatoes we get in the summer, don't work as well.
Just a few simple ingredients and a bit of time creates magic!
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