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Perfect French Fries

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Twice-fried potatoes make the best French fries. Crisp on the outside, soft in the middle. Sheer bliss.

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds Russet Potatoes
  • Vegetable Or Peanut Oil For Frying
  • Sea Salt

Preparation

IMPORTANT: Please be careful when frying with hot oil. Keep the pot on the backburner so little kiddos won’t get hurt.

In a nutshell, here it is: Soak potatoes, dry potatoes, fry potatoes, drain potatoes, then fry again!

Peel and rinse the potatoes, then cut them into sticks by cutting the potato in four or five vertical pieces, then cutting each piece into sticks. Place them in a large bowl and cover with cold water, then allow them to soak for two or three hours. (You can also stick them in the fridge and let them soak for several hours or overnight.)

When you’re ready to make the fries, drain off the water and lay them on two baking sheet lined with paper towels. Blot them with paper towels to dry them.

Heat a few inches of oil in a heavy pot to 300 degrees. In 3 or 4 batches, cook the potatoes for about 4 to 5 minutes per batch, or until the potatoes are soft. They should not be brown at all at this point! You just want to start the cooking process. Remove each batch and drain them on new/dry paper towels.

Once all the potatoes have been fried at 300, turn up the heat until the oil reaches 400 degrees. When the oil’s hot, start frying the potatoes in batches again, cooking until the fries are golden and crisp. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels.

Sprinkle fries with sea salt and dive in!

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diane7 on 1.15.2012

Made these last night they were well received by my family. Can;t believe the difference this makes. Awesome. Thanks

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familyof5 on 1.12.2012

YAY!!!!- for homemade french fries!!! Will be trying this one :o)

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4hmom on 7.18.2017

Finally got around to making these. Without a doubt the best fries ever. Will always make them this way from now on. They are perfect!

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beckyann on 9.25.2014

My husband came across this recipe and is so proud of himself when the kids request Dad’s special homemade fries! They really are perfect! Thanks for a great recipe!

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Kasey on 1.17.2013

My husband made fries his way and I made mine Ree’s way. Needless to say, his went to our pooch! These were fantastic!

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Bluegrass Mom on 3.20.2012

This recipe is worth the effort to turn out great fries. The process was easy and produced, well, the perfect fries. My only problem was…I didn’t make enough!

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senoritabonita on 2.21.2012

I fixed these last night to accompany Ree’s Marlboro Man sandwiches, and they are delicious!!! Don’t be intimidated by the extra steps; it’s not hard and really isn’t that time consuming if you plan ahead.
My boyfriend said mine were better than a popular chain restaurant known for their fries!

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