1. Peel the potatoes, then, cut each potato lengthwise into 4 or 5 pieces, then cut each piece into sticks. Each stick should be about 1cm (1/2-inch) thick.
2. Rinse potatoes under cold water, then place potatoes in a large bowl and cover with water. Let soak for 30 minutes.
3. Pat dry with a clean kitchen towel.
4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 275-300F (135-150C).
5. Gently add the potatoes to the oil, in batches, and fry for about 3-5 minutes, until soft, but not golden, stirring and flipping the potatoes occasionally. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. Let cool.
6. At this stage you can freeze the potatoes and keep them until ready for use.
7. Heat oil to 400F (200C). Fry the potatoes again, in batches, until golden brown, about 7-8 minutes.
8. Remove from oil, transfer to a paper towel to drain. Season with salt and pepper.
9. Serve with ketchup and mayonnaise.
How many cups of water do I need to make the french fries and how many cups of oil do I need? What type of oil do I use to make french fries?Reply
Hi Renna, You only need water to boil the potatoes in, which doesn't take any specific amount. Just enough to fully submerge them and boil them in. I used vegetable oil to cook mine in, but you can use canola oil or peanut oil.Reply
These turned out great!! For half the batch, I made a Hot Cheetos breading for my son & husband. Coated in egg then in crushed Hot Cheetos. They LOVED them! PS: I recommend rolling/shaping them before cooking so they will stay together. - I eyeballed all ingredients, used 5 Med-Large Russets, ~1 & 1/2 cups of cheese, 1/4 cup corn starch, Half 1/4 cup AP flour, 3 Tbsp milk, and seasons to taste (season good or they'll be bland like oily cheese). - I did have a few where the potato started oozReply
Hi Amanda, Thanks for the tips :)Reply
I forgot to mention how much oil. Honestly, any amount is fine. You can cook these with a small amount of oil and flip them, or you can deep fry them so they cook all at once without having to flip them.Reply
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