I love French fries!🍟 Honestly, I love potatoes🥔 in any form. But fries have a special place in my heart! I love to make fresh cut fries at home. My mom and the Food Network taught me all the secrets to the best fresh cut fries!
What you need:
- Potatoes🥔 (preferably in an oblong shape)
- French Fry cutter or knife
- Bowl for soaking
- Pan with oil (oil splatter guard)
- Salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder and paprika
- Paper towel line pan
Start by cleaning and rinsing off the potatoes. I have a cutter that helps to make the perfect fresh cut fry! After the potatoes are rinsed and cut, soak them in water for about an hour or so. This helps to remove the some starch from the potato and gives a good crunch. Lay the fries out and allow them to dry off.
Mix a teaspoon of season salt, garlic powder and paprika as well as 1/2 teaspoon of each black pepper and white pepper.
Heat about 1/2 inch oil in a pan. I used a cast iron pan. Toss the fries in the the seasonings. Then fry them when the oil is hot. Remove the fries as they start to become golden. Lightly salt them as soon as you remove them from the oil. (Tip from watching Food Network). I had two batches of fries to fry. I allow the oil to heat back up before I put the second batch in to fry. As the second batch fries, season the first batch with any additional seasonings you choose. Remove the second batch, and agin lightly salt them immediately. Let the oil reheat again. Next, place the first batch of fries back in the pan for a double fry. Double frying them, gives a great color and crunch. But the inside still stays nice and soft. Once they have a golden brown color remove from oil and lightly salt immediately again. Repeat with the second batch – then you have the perfect fresh cut fries at home! If you have any left over fries, I recommend reheated them in the air fryer for the best results!
How do you make your own fresh cut fries at home? Do you have a favorite seasoning -don’t forget to share!👇🏽
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