Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Crispy, Golden, Fresh-Cut French Fries
1-2 potatoes for each person
Oil for frying
Wash and scrub potatoes; peel if desired. Cut potatoes into strips to your desired thickness, but make them all as close to the same size as you can to permit even cooking.
Place cut fries in a baking dish (or a pot of simmering water if cooking on the stovetop) and cover with water. Microwave for 8 minutes (simmer on stovetop for 5 minutes). Drain well and pat dry slightly with paper towels. Fry in hot oil (375 degrees) until golden and crispy; drain and season.
-Blanching the fries in water first removes some of the starch making the potatoes fry faster and come out crispier! YUM!
-Season with plain salt, salt and pepper, seasoned salt or hot salt. You can also experiment with other flavorings such as chipotle grill seasoning or whatever your family likes.
- Leave the skins on the potatoes, season with salt and malt vinegar and you'll be transported to the fair! ;o)