Outstanding!!! To make them even crispier and less starchy, try soaking them in a sugar solution for a couple of hours before the first fry. 1/3 C sugar to 2 cups warm water. Absolutely fabulous!!!
You know those thick, golden, crispy fries you had in the old fashioned diners when you were little? The ones you still dream about dipping in ketchup and eating the best french fry you've ever tasted? This is it! I absolutely moaned when I ate the first one. Thank you Steve!
These were so good. After the blanching I put them in a bowl and sprinkled a bunch of seasoned salt. I wasn't sure if it would stay on during the frying but it did. My only problem was that I couldn't find my thermometer so I was guessing about the temp, next time I will make sure I have my thermometer. And there will be a next time.
First try-they came out fine. These are good, they are just like the fries that we usually have to drive 27 miles to have. We are fortunate to have an old fashioned diner farily nearby, however, now I know I can make their fries at home too!
After reading this recipe, I already know it can't be beat for delicious crispy on the outside, soft on the inside fries! I know this as the recipe is what I grew up with as my mother made homemade fries almost just like these! My mom, now I use, a deep fat fryer with a bigger basket for frying about 8 large russet potatoes. Turn out great every time. Better than McDonald's for sure!
These really are delicious -- worth the extra effort if you have the time. I did substitute vegetable oil, but still thought they were great.
GREAT Fries, thanks. I did soak for ahour in ice water.
I usually dont like french fries,, but these have changed my mind, I do soak mine in warm water and sugar first to get rid of the starch, I also like to use seasoned salt on them, thanks for a wonderful recipe
This is the best way to make perfect crispy fried fries! I will use the double fry method all the time from now on when I make homemade french fries. I do let mine sit in ice water for aprox. an hour before frying. After the first fry, when they cool, I mix some seasonings in with the fries to coat them all and they come out with awesome flavor! I use different combos of herbs and seasonings to what Im wanting at the time. For example last time I used salt, pepper, onion and garlic powders, and some cajun seasoning. Rub that all over your fries and then fry them the second time. They come out deliciously seasoned and flavored! Love love love this method, thanks for the recipe!
Yummm, so very good. As usual, I don't peel the potatoes, I never do for any potato dish. Sometimes I add some garlic powder along with the salt at the end. Very crispy and delish. Thanks for posting Steve.