Matchstick Potatoes - Barefoot Contessa - Ina Garten

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Cristina Barry

Top Review by Sarahjones

These are for those who have kids and need to be creative for dinner for them to eat, ( I am sure there are a few mom's who know what I mean. My kids love these so much I made them twice in one week and they are so good and addicting to eat you can't have just one no way!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pour at least 1 inch of oil into a deep pot and heat it to 350 degrees.
  3. Slice the potatoes into thin matchsticks (1/8 inch thick) with a vegetable slicer or mandolin, dropping them into a bowl of cold water as you cut.
  4. Drain the potatoes and dry them thoroughly with paper towels.
  5. Drop the potatoes in batches into the hot oil and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. Remove from the pot with a wire basket skimmer or slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  7. Place on a baking sheet, sprinkle with salt, and keep warm in the oven while you cook the rest of the potatoes.
  8. Sprinkle the potatoes with parsley, if desired, and serve hot.

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