French Fries

French Fries
Photo by William Dickey


  • 4 pounds Idaho potatoes
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt

Cut Idaho potatoes into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Pour oil to a depth of 4 inches in a Dutch oven, and heat to 375°. Fry potato strips in small batches in hot oil 12 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Weson vegetable oil. Crinkle-Cut Fries: Cut po...

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Variations on French Fries

  • French Fries
    • [[Kosher salt]]
    • [[{{2 quarts}} (8 cups) vegetable oil]]
    • [[{{2 1/2 pounds}} russet potatoes (about 4 medium)]]
  • 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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