American French Fries
Frites, Anne de la Forest - July 31st, 2014
- 1kg (2.2 lbs.) russet potatoes, peeled and cut into fine matchsticks
- 2L (8 1/2 cups) cooking oil
- 1/2 tsp. table salt
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt crystals
Soak potatoes in cold water 30 minutes (rinsing several times); dry with clean, dry cloth; reserve.
Heat oil to 150˚C (302˚F); carefully drop potatoes in oil; fry for 7 minutes; remove from oil; shake excess oil; cool 30 minutes.
Reheat oil to 180˚C (356˚F); carefully fry potatoes again 3 minutes; remove; drain in large bowl lined with paper towels; remove paper towels; salt with table salt; sprinkle with sea salt.
Reprinted with permission by Jacqui Small LLP 2014