Deep frying Chips / French Fries / Frites at home can be a bit of a chore. Some people are afraid of the deep fryer, and others don't like the hoops you need to jump through in order to get great results.
What if we told you it could be as easy as one step? Well it is.
|Idaho baking potatoes||2|
|Cold water||1 Liter (For soaking the potato slices)|
|Oil||2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)|
1.I use Idaho baking potatoes which are a ‘dry’ potato, but others swear by Yukon Golds, and other varieties. This really is personal preference and what’s available where you live.
2.Slice those potatoes into chips, as chunky or as thin as you want. Peel them, don’t peel them. Square them off, don’t square them off… they are your chips, make them the way you want them.
3.Soak them in cold water for an hour if you can, and then dry them off before frying.
4.Place frying oil / fat in a deep heavy bottomed pot, oil should not come more than half way up. Place the potatoes in the pot and turn on the heat.
5.Stay close at all times and give the pot a stir every once in a while. When the oil temp reaches 350ºF or so - the chips will be done. Remove from the oil and drain on a rack. Salt them immediately.
6.Serve and enjoy!