French Fries

Total Time:
42 min
35 min
7 min

6 servings


Cut the french fries with mandoline or french fry cutter 1/4-inch strips. Heat a saucepan or stock pot (at least 2 gallon capacity) with the oil about 250 degrees (use a thermometer to gauge). Add the french fries and cook, stirring to avoid clumping together, about 3 minutes, until soft but not mushy. Remove with a mesh strainer and drain onto paper towels. Turn heat to high and heat oil to 350 degrees. At the last minute before serving plunge the fries into the oil and cook until golden brown. Remove from oil, drain onto towels and season with salt to taste.

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    For those that have tried this recipe and still came out with limp soft fries, I suggest soaking them in water for 30 mins or so before frying. I'm kind of surprised they didn't list such a basic step in making homemade fries. You need to soak them so that the potatoes release some of their starch & sugars that prevent them from getting nice and crispy. Double frying seems kind of unnecessary unless you have a big group to feed that you want a lot of hot fries for, at one time.
    Twice fried is the secret to these wonderfull fries.
    extravagant, I have made made my own frie recipe and for sure I'm trying this one I mean for real I just started and I've made two recipes and this is maybe going to be the 3rd,4th,5th,? so don't judge me.
    I've been trying to find a recipe for crispy french fries for awhile now. and even frying them twice like this recipe instructs, my french fries still come out limp and not at all crispy. I don't know if it's just me that's making them wrong??
    these fries are so simple and very delicious. some of the best fries I've had in awhile. we had them with fried chicken and it went perfectly. all good!
    recipe worked like a charm ...husband loved 'em!
    This is the way fries should be, and so easy.
    it tastes sOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good
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