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    Mean Chef's French Fries

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    22 mins

    15 mins

    7 mins

    ~Bekah~'s Note:

    I adopted this recipe from Mean Chef.

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    • peanut oil or other vegetable oil, for frying
    • 2 lbs baking potatoes, like russets
    • salt, to taste


    1. 1
      Pour oil in a deep fryer or heavy saucepan to reach halfway up the sides of the pan.
    2. 2
      Heat to 325 degrees F, use a deep fry thermometer to determine this.
    3. 3
      While the oil is heating, peel the potatoes and push through a French fry cutter to form uniform sticks.
    4. 4
      As you go, place the cut potatoes in a bowl of ice water to release some of the starch and to keep them from browning.
    5. 5
      Dry the potato strips thoroughly, this will keep the oil from splattering.
    6. 6
      Fry the potatoes in batches so the pan isn't crowded and the oil temperature does not plummet.
    7. 7
      Cook for 3 minutes until they are soft but not browned.
    8. 8
      Remove the potatoes with a long-handled metal strainer and drain on brown paper bags.
    9. 9
      Bring oil temperature up to 375 degrees F.
    10. 10
      Return the par-fried potatoes to the oil in batches and cook a second time for 4 minutes until golden and crispy.
    11. 11
      Drain on fresh brown paper bags then place in a serving bowl lined with paper towels.
    12. 12
      Salt and serve immediately.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 20, 2003


      These are the best ~ but I left the skins on ! Just washed them & had to slice by hand ~ I don't have a french fry cutter ~ but it turned out fine ! Once you make these you won't want those store boughten one !!~POKER~

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    • on October 13, 2011


      Very good recipe. However, I have made them twice and the second time I made a small adjustment and it made a big difference. After the potatoes were dried and ready to fry I tossed them with 2 tbs of corn starch. Then did the first deep fry. It gave them a much better golden brown and made them more crispy.

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    • on August 03, 2011


      Made sweet potato fries using this method... Awesome! Perfect crisp outside, creamy inside. Yum.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mean Chef's French Fries

    Serving Size: 1 (151 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 131.6
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 6.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    Sugars 1.3 g
    Protein 2.8 g

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