HOMEMADE FRENCH FRIES
A fool-proof recipe for making delicious homemade french fries. Crispy outside and fluffy inside!
Homemade French Fries
Brandie @ The Country Cook
large russet potatoes
salt and pepper
Cut potatoes with a ¼ inch cut french fry cutter or mandolin or do it by hand.
Rinse cut potatoes in a large bowl with lots of cold running water until water becomes clear.
Cover with water by 1-inch and cover with ice.
Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
In a 5-quart pot (using a deep-frying thermometer) or in an electric deep fryer, heat oil over medium-low heat until the thermometer reads 325 degrees F.
Make sure that you have at least 3 inches of space between the top of the oil and the top of the pan, as fries will bubble up when they are added.
Drain ice water from cut fries and wrap potato pieces in a clean dishcloth and thoroughly pat dry. Increase the heat to medium-high and add fries, a handful at a time, to the hot oil.
Fry, stirring occasionally, until fries are soft and limp and begin to turn a blond color, about 6 to 8 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove fries from the oil and set aside to drain on paper towels.
Let rest for at least 10 minutes.
Now, bring the oil temperature up to 350 degrees F.
Transfer the blanched potatoes to the hot oil and fry again, stirring frequently, until golden brown and puffed, about 1 minute.
Transfer to paper lined platter and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
Recipe courtesy of www.thecountrycook.net