How to Make French Fries
Light and crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. So, so good!
You will need: Potatoes!
Wash, peel, and slice the potatoes like so.
Toss the potatoes in salt and let rest for 15-20 minutes.
That's the starch that was drawn out by the salt!
Discard the starch, rinse the salt off, and soak them in cold water for 30 minutes.
Place them in a pot of room temperature water and bring them up to the boil.
Once potatoes are par-boiled, drain and let them cool slightly.
Lay them out in a single layer (to stop from clumping together) and freeze them for 2-4 hours minimum.
Make sure they're completely frozen!
You can transfer them to a freezer-safe bag once frozen if you plan to fry them later.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the potatoes in batches until golden brown. Note: do not let the fries thaw!
Sprinkle with salt and enjoy with your favourite dipping sauces.
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