Homemade Fast Food Style French Fries
Have you ever tried to make French fries at home only to find yourself with potatoes that are overcooked on the outside and hard on the inside? Well, there is a way to make delicious French fries at home that taste just like the ones you like from your favorite fast food restaurant!
Prep Time: 40 minutes
8 Idaho potatoes cut into ¼ inch strips
2 quarts of peanut or vegetable oil for cooking
Salt and pepper to taste
Place a large pot on the stove over medium high heat. Bring the temperature of the oil up to 250 degrees.
Cut the potatoes into ¼ inch strips and place in a large bowl of lightly salted water to prevent them from browning. Once all of the potatoes are cut, remove them from the water and place them on a paper towel to dry for at least 5 minutes.
Carefully place the potatoes in the hot oil and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the pot and let them drain on paper towels for 3-4 minutes.
Turn the heat up on the oil until it reaches 350 degrees. Place the potatoes back in the oil and cook until they become golden brown- between 4-5 minutes. Remove the French fries from the oil and immediately season with salt and pepper.
Chef Chuck Kerber