French Fries with Gravy and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 4 large russet (baking) potatoes
  • 8 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 2 (3-inch) sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • ¾ teaspoon cornstarch
    • 1 cup beef or veal demi-glace
    • 1 teaspoon coarsely cracked black pepper
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 5 oz cheese curds or haloumi cheese, coarsely crumbled (about 1 cup)
    • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped

1. Peel potatoes, then cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick sticks and submerge in a bowl of ice and cold water. Rinse potatoes in several changes of cold water until water is clear. Drain in a colander, then spread potatoes in 1 layer on several layers of paper towels and pat very dry. 2. Heat ab...

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