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Chef John's French Fries

Chef John's French Fries

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Chef John

Chef John

I don't think most people realize that any decent French fry needs to be twice fried. The first frying in done at a lower temperature, which softens the potato and prepares the starchy surface for the second frying's crispification.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 471 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 44.1 g
  • 68%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.6g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 200 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Soak potatoes in a large bowl of water for about 30 minutes. Pat dry thoroughly with paper towels.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Gently add the potatoes in the hot oil for about 5 minutes, stirring and flipping the potatoes occasionally. Remove potatoes from oil with a slotted spoon to drain on paper towel and to cool completely.
  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry the potatoes again until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Blot with a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt to serve.
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Reviews

AKader
23

AKader

5/3/2012

These were perfectly crispy and delicious! ! I did season them with garlic salt and cracked black pepper ..... My 3 year old and husband gobbled them up :)

Ady J
19

Ady J

10/26/2012

Best fries I've ever made at home. I will make them like this (double fry) every time .

It's A New Day
17

It's A New Day

6/10/2012

Darling husband bought a french fry cutter at the flea market and was dying to make his own hand cut fries. This recipe was a great guideline for making crispy fries. Thanks!

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