Homemade French Fries
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Homemade French Fries
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: Varies
  • 3 to 5 pounds russet potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed well (estimate 2 large or 3 medium potatoes per person)
  • Vegetable oil - about 3 quarts
  • Kosher salt - about 3 table spoons or enough to season to your liking
  1. In a 12 inch or larger cast iron skillet pour enough oil to reach about half way up the sides (do not over fill as oil will expand when heated and can overflow, additionally when you add the fries to the oil the oil will rise higher up the skillet).
  2. On the rim of the skillet clip on a fry thermometer so that it is not touching the bottom of the skillet but is submersed in the oil. Turn on burner and bring oil to 275 degrees.
  3. In a half sheet baking sheet place a wire rack topped with cut to size brown paper bags and layer paper towels on top to collect excess oil from the fries.
  4. Using a potato slicer (cut the potatoes as needed to fit into the slicer) slice desired amount of scrubbed and washed potatoes (for this recipe I typically slice 3 to 5 pounds of potatoes and yield enough fries for 6 to 8 people).
  5. In small batches place fries in oil, cook for approximately 4 to 5 minutes. The fries should not be browning for this round of frying.
  6. Remove fries from oil and place on brown bag lined rack. Repeat until all potatoes have been fried once.
  7. Raise temperature of oil to 375 degrees and place fries back in the oil in batches until golden brown. Remove fries to brown bag rack with clean paper towels on top to drain. Repeat till all fries have been cooked a second time.
  8. Season fries with salt and dip in Mamma's Burger and Fries Sauce... Enjoy!
Recipe by Mamma Rocks the Kitchen at https://www.mammarocksthekitchen.com/homemade-french-fries/