French Fries

French Fries
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  • [[Kosher salt]]
  • [[{{2 quarts}} (8 cups) vegetable oil]]
  • [[{{2 ½ pounds}} russet potatoes (about 4 medium)]]

Peel the potatoes and cut them lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Cut each slice lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick sticks. Place in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 days. Fit 2 baking sheets with wire racks and set them aside. Place the oil...

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Variations on French Fries

  • French Fries
    • Salt (ideally fine sea salt)
    • Peanut or vegetable oil, enough for deep-frying, about 4-qt.
    • +1 other ingredients
  • French Fries
    • About 8 cups vegetable oil
    • mayonnaise (see cooks' note, below)
    • 2 pounds medium russet (baking) potatoes
    • +1 other ingredients

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