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Homemade French Fries:


  • Potatoes (russet or any starchy variety)
  • Oil, for frying
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Preparation:
    • Wash the potatoes thoroughly to remove any dirt or residue.
    • Peel the potatoes if desired, or you can leave the skin on for a rustic texture.
    • Cut the potatoes into thin, even strips, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. You can use a knife or a French fry cutter for this.
  2. Rinsing and Soaking:
    • Rinse the cut potatoes in cold water to remove excess starch.
    • Soak the potatoes in a bowl of cold water for about 30 minutes. This helps remove more starch and results in crispier fries.
  3. Frying:
    • Heat oil in a deep fryer or a heavy-bottomed pot to about 350°F (175°C).
    • Drain the soaked potatoes and pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towels.
    • Fry the potatoes in batches, ensuring not to overcrowd the oil. Fry them for about 3-4 minutes or until they are pale golden and slightly cooked. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  4. Cooling:
    • Let the partially fried potatoes cool down for at least 15-20 minutes. This step helps in achieving a crispier texture.
  5. Final Frying:
    • Heat the oil to around 375°F (190°C).
    • Fry the partially cooked potatoes again in batches until they turn golden brown and crispy. This second frying ensures the perfect crispiness. It usually takes around 3-4 minutes.
  6. Draining and Seasoning:
    • Remove the fries from the oil and place them on paper towels to drain excess oil.
    • Season the hot French fries with salt immediately after removing them from the oil. Toss them to ensure even seasoning.
  7. Serving:
    • Serve the homemade French fries immediately while they’re hot and crispy.

Enjoy your homemade French fries with your favorite dipping sauces or alongside your preferred main course!

Please note that working with hot oil can be dangerous, so make sure to follow safety precautions and guidelines for deep frying.

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