Homemade French Fries
May 10, 2012
Categories: Comfort Food, Lunch, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Appetizers, Potatoes, North American, 5 Ingredients Or Less, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Kid Pleaser, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Game/Sports Day, Ladies Luncheon, Romantic Dinner, Summer, Winter, Deep Fry, Gluten-Free, Heart Healthy, Kosher, No Eggs, Non-Dairy, Vegan, Vegetarian, Make it from scratch more
"Delicious crispy on the outside, soft on the inside fries, that you will love and make often. You can cut them in the dimensions in the recipe or make thicker "steak fries" and just cook them longer when frying the second time, until they are golden brown."
- Serving Size: 1 (302.4 g)
- Calories 208.7
- Total Fat - 0.3 g
- Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
- Cholesterol - 0 mg
- Sodium - 48.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 47.5 g
- Dietary Fiber - 7.3 g
- Sugars - 3.5 g
- Protein - 5.1 g
- Calcium - 27.2 mg
- Iron - 1.6 mg
- Vitamin C - 27.5 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a large bowl add cold water to soak the potatoes in as you peel and cut them. Set aside.
In a large fryer, or Dutch oven, heat oil to 320 degrees.
Peel potatoes, then cut fries into 1/4 inch x 1/4 inch fries of equal length.
Place potatoes in the large bowl of cold water as you cut the potatoes into fries(I like soaking my cut potatoes about an hour before frying, and I add a tray of ice cubes to the water, to make it really cold).
When you are done cutting the potatoes into fries, and ready to fry them, drain potatoes thoroughly, removing any excess water.
When oil reaches 320 degrees, submerge the potatoes in the oil. (It is a good idea to use a thermometer so the oil is the right temperature).
Separate potatoes into small batches, and fry each batch for 2-3 minutes, until they are pale and floppy. Remove from oil, drain, on a cookie sheet with paper towels (so the oil absorbs) and cool to room temperature.
Increase the temperature of the oil to 375 degrees.
Re-fry small batches of the fries, and fry each batch until crisp and golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Remove to a cookie sheet, salt with Kosher or Seasoned salt, then place in the oven as you are doing the next batch, so they don't get cold.
When all the fries are done, serve with ketchup, Malt vinegar or your favorite dipping sauce.
Tips & Variations
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