The Best Homemade French Fries

Prepared in just 30 minutes or less, sea salt or other coarse salt gives these easy fried potatoes a pleasing extra layer of texture.

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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
20 mins
Cook:
7 mins per batch
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The Best Homemade French Fries

Ingredients
1 1/2
 
Peanut oil for deep-fat frying
 
Sea salt or kosher salt or salt

Directions

  1. Peel the potatoes , if desired, and cut lengthwise into 1/4- to 3/8-inch sticks. Soak in ice water if not ready to fry.
  2. In a deep-fat fryer, heat peanut oil according to manufacturers directions to 365 degree F, or heat oil in a 3-quart or larger saucepan to 365 degree F (saucepan should be no more than half full).
  3. Drain the potatoes well. Pat potatoes thoroughly dry on paper toweling. Fry the potatoes, about one-third at a time, until potatoes are tender in the center and edges are just beginning to color and blister, about 7 to 9 minutes. Remove with a frying basket and drain on paper toweling.
  4. To serve, sprinkle lightly with salt. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(The Best Homemade French Fries)
    Per serving:
  • 220 kcal cal.,
  • 14 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 6 g monounsatured fat),
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 408 mg sodium,
  • 23 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 2 g sugar,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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