Creole French Fries

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 21 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 11 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 large Idaho potatoes

Peanut oil, for frying

Creole pepper seasoning (recommended: Paula Deen's)

Maple Mustard Sauce, recipe follows

Maple Mustard Sauce:

1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard

1/2 cup prepared stone ground mustard

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1/4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar


  1. Preheat oil to 375 degrees F.
  2. Using a large pot, boil potatoes with skins on until almost done. Allow to cool, and cut potatoes into long strips, approximately 1/4 to 1/2-inch wide and thick. In a large pot or fryer, par-fry the potatoes for 5 to 6 minutes. Potatoes should be limp. Remove potatoes and place onto paper towels and allow to drain.
  3. Place potatoes in oil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until brown. Remove fries from oil, drain on paper towel, and while still hot, season with Creole pepper seasoning and serve with Maple Mustard Dipping Sauce.

Maple Mustard Sauce:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together and serve.
  2. Yields: 1 cup