Here's how to make delicious homemade deep-fried French fries.
- 6 large baking potatoes (peeled and cut into strips (about 1/3-inch thickness and width))
- Oil for deep frying
- Dash salt (or to taste)
Soak the cut potatoes in ice cold water for 1 hour at room temperature. Drain well and pat dry with paper towels.
Heat oil in deep fryer to about 370°.
Heat the oven to 200° F (to keep batches of fries warm).
Place potato strips in a single layer in deep fry basket; fry in hot oil for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown and tender.
Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in the oven while frying subsequent batches.
See Also Baked French Fries