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Crispy French Fries

The ultimate snack food, French fries are potatoes that are batonnet cut and deep fried to golden brown crispy perfection. Delicious right out of the fryer and seasoned simply with salt and pepper or any other flavor you desire. Happy cooking.


Chef notes:

In replacement of rosemary and parmesan, try seasoning your fries with chili or hot smoked paprika for a spicy kick🌶


Specialty equipment:

Deep fryer or

Deep saucepot, a thermometer with a high-temperature range, and a large slotted spoon

Microplane


Yield: serves 4

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour


2 lbs russet potatoes

Salt

Fresh rosemary, chopped

Parmesan cheese

  • Preheat a deep-fryer to 225°F.

  • Cut the potatoes into a batonnet, ¼-inch by ¼-inch by 2½-inches.

  • Place the potatoes in a bowl with 2 tsp of salt and cover with cold water. Let them soak for 10 minutes.

  • Strain and rinse the potatoes with cold water.

  • Place the potatoes on a tray lined with a towel and dry them.

  • Blanch the potatoes in the fryer for 5–7 minutes, until they are just cooked. Do this in batches to prevent the fryer from cooling down.

  • Remove them from the fryer onto a tray to cool.

  • Once all the potatoes are blanched, place the tray in the fridge to cool.

Finishing the plate

  • Heat the fryer to 365°F.

  • Add the fries and cook for about 3 minutes, until the fries are golden brown and crispy. Again, do this in batches to prevent the oil from cooling which would make the fries greasy.

  • Remove the fries from the fryer into a mixing bowl.

  • Toss with salt and fresh chopped rosemary.

  • Serve the fries in a bowl with grated parmesan cheese on top. Enjoy!

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