Prep 6 hrs 30 mins
Cook 4 mins
Found this in a cookbook. If you love McDonald's french fries like I do this is for you! I always makes 3to4 times the amount of potatoes at a time since it takes only a minute longer to peel them and cut into fries. If you follow the directions exactly the flavor of your favorite fries will be at your fingertips.Prep time included soaking and freezing times.
- 2 large russet potatoes
- 1 (48 ounce) can vegetable shortening
- 16 cups cold water, divided
- 2 cups ice
- Peel potatoes,wash,dry, and slice with a french fry slicer into 1/4 inch square strips.
- Rinse strips in a large bowl with 8 cups water until water becomes milky, drain.
- Cover strips with 8 more cups water and add ice; let sit 1 hour.
- Remove fries from water and dry on paper towels for 10-15 minutes.DO NOT let them start tot turn brown. Meanwhile, preheat shortening to 375 degrees.
- Blanch a bunch of fries for 1 1/2 minutes at a time. Be sure they do not begin to brown. Drain and cool on paper towels.
- Put in large zip bags and freeze at least 4-5 hours before final frying stage.
- To fry:.
- Add desired amount to preheated 375 degree shortening. Deep fry for 4 1/2-6 minutes or until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels and salt generously.
I used 8 big potatoes so I could freeze them. When it was time to fry them I used vegetable oil instead of shortening because that was what was in the fryer. These do taste a lot like McDonald's fries. i really enjoyed trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Made for Spring PAC 2012.