Belgian Fries (Belgium)

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"Recipe source: 150 Dutch & Belgian Recipes cookbook"

Original recipe yields 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (283.5 g)
  • Calories 195.6
  • Total Fat - 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 45.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 44.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.8 g
  • Sugars - 3.3 g
  • Protein - 4.8 g
  • Calcium - 25.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 25.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Peel potatoes and cut them in 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick slices and then stack the slices and cut them in 1/2 inch (1 cm) batons.

Step 2

Place potatoes in a bowl of cold water.

Step 3

Fill a heavy pan half way up with oil (if using a deep fryer follow manufacturer's directions) and then heat the oil until it registers 325 degree F (160 degrees C) on a thermometer (another way to check is to toss in a cube of bread and it should turn golden in 45 seconds).

Step 4

While oil is heating, drain potatoes and dry them in a clean cloth -- it is best if potatoes are dry to prevent spattering.

Step 5

Add the patties in small batches to the frying basket. Fry for 5-10 minutes. Lift out the potatoes, shaking off the excess oil and spread them out on the prepared cookie sheet. Let them cool slightly.

Step 6

Reheat the oil but this time it has to measure 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and return potatoes to the oil in the pan in small batches and fry for 3-5 minutes or until golden and crisp.

Step 7

Drain on paper towels, season and serve with mayonnaise or pickles.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.