Classic French Fries

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Servings: 4
PREP
10 mins
COOK
45 mins
READY IN
55 mins
Ingredients
  • 4 -5 large russet potatoes
  • peanut oil
  • salt
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • In a large dutch oven heat oil to 320 degrees.
  • Peel potatoes and EVENLY cut fries into 1/4" x 1/4" strips of equal length.
  • Place in a large bowl of cold water as you're slicing.
  • Drain potatoes thoroughly, removing any excess water.
  • When oil reaches 320 degrees, submerge the potatoes in the oil.
  • Working in small batches, fry for 2 to 3 minutes until they are pale and floppy.
  • Remove from oil, drain, and cool to room temperature.
  • Increase the temperature of the oil to 375 degrees.
  • Re-immerse fries and cook until crisp and golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove and drain on roasting rack.
  • Season with kosher salt.
  • Once again this is done is small batches and will need to be kept warm in the oven until all potatoes are fried.