Today was not quite that bad but when I was making my Weekly Menu I knew that today was going to be a crazy day so I put hot dogs and fries down for tonight. We like hot dogs around here and always have them on hand. Being carboholics we always want more than just the bun, often we have baked beans or chips but tonight I made French Fries.
I soak the potatoes in cold water to remove some of the starch.
I use my salad spinner to make sure they are completely dry.
Use a good amount of oil but be careful that the pan is not too full.
The oil will boil wildly and overflow if there is too much oil.
Drain on paper towel.
Season with salt and pepper.
1 Russet Potato for every 2 people
Salt and Pepper
Scrub potatoes and cut into fries. I leave the peels on but you can peel the potatoes if you prefer. Soak in cold water for an hour or so. Drain, rinse and dry completely.
Heat oil in a deep pan to 350*. Add the potatoes in batches. Do not overcrowd. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove to paper towel. Season each batch as it comes out of the oil.