Prep 1 hr
Cook 40 mins
Better tasting and less expensive than frozen fries!
- Peel the potatoes and slice them into 1/4 x 1/4-inch sticks. Put the sticks in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Sprinkle the salt into the water. Refrigerate the potato sticks in the salt water for 1 hour.
- In a deep-fryer, preheat the peanut oil to 375 degrees F. Transfer half of the potatoes to a colander and drain thoroughly, leaving the rest in the cold water. Carefully drop the drained potatoes into the hot oil and fry until light brown, about 15 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the potatoes to a paper-towel lined plate and sprinkle with salt while still hot.
- Bring the oil back up to 375. Drain the remaining potato sticks and add to the oil. Keep the first batch of fries hot in a 150 degree F oven while you fry the second batch. Serve hot!