The Best Crispy French-Fries

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 43mins
SERVES: 3-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, cover the potatoes with water.
  • In a deep fryer fitted with a basket or a heavy medium saucepan, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 340°F.
  • Drain the potatoes and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Add half the potatoes to the oil and cook until they begin to blister and turn golden, about 15 minutes.
  • Shake up the basket every once in a while (not too often – especially in the beginning when the fries are still soft), or run a fork through the saucepan to make sure fries are not sticking together.
  • Spread the fries on paper towels to drain and cool.
  • Repeat with remaining fries.
  • (Fries can be made to this point up to 4 hours in advance of serving).
  • Heat the oil to 375°F.
  • Add a quarter of the fries and cook until browned and crisp, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towels and repeat with remaining fries.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and some oregano.
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