French Fries

  • serves 4
Michael Smith
Michael Smith Chef at Home

Ease of Preparation: EasyA recipe is merely words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise. It cannot pretend to replace the practiced hand and telling glance of a watchful cook. For that reason feel free to stir your own ideas into this dish. When you cook it once, it becomes yours, so personalize it a bit. Add more of an ingredient you like or less of something you don't like. Try substituting one ingredient for another. Remember words have no flavour, you have to add your own!

62 Ratings
Directions for: French Fries


3 L vegetable or peanut oil, heated to 325°F

3 russet potatoes, cut into wedges

Sea salt


1. Put cut potatoes into a large bowl of cold water while oil preheats.

2. Drain the potatoes well and carefully place in the hot oil.

3. Blanch the potatoes until the bubbling ceases, about 3 minutes. They will be soft and have no colour.

4. Drain well on paper towels.

5. Increase the heat of the oil to 365°F.

6. Fry the potatoes until they are deep golden brown and crispy.

7. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with sea salt.

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