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French Fries Anyone?

We've got a minor french fry problem here at the Sugar HQ. At least once a week someone will announce "french fries in the front." I'm not totally sure how they end up in the office (although there are rumors of house elves interns grudgingly forced to run across the street to the nearest french fry vendor), but I usually end up partaking in a fry or ten. Well, today is National French Fry day, so I hope that they magically appear. If not we'll just have to make our own. To make your own, check out this classic french fry recipe, just

This is a classic single-fry method, for a crispier fry, try the twice fried recipe from Balthazar.

Classic French Fries
From Epicurious

3 to 4 cups vegetable oil for frying
2 pounds Idaho or russet baking potatoes, peeled, rinsed, and dried
Sea Salt, to taste

1. Pour enough oil into a deep fryer to reach at least halfway up the sides of the pan but not more than three-quarters. Heat the oil to 325°F.

2. Using a chef’s knife or a mandoline, cut the potatoes into sticks 1/4 inch wide and about 3 inches long. Dry the potatoes thoroughly with clean paper towels. Divide the potatoes into batches of about 1 cup each.


3. Fry the potatoes until lightly colored but not brown, 4 to 5 minutes per batch. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat with remaining potatoes.

4. Heat the oil to 375°F. Fry the potatoes in 1-cup batches until they are golden brown and crisp, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on fresh paper towels. Repeat with remaining potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.

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crispet1 crispet1 9 years
This is a great recipe.
sinsational sinsational 9 years
FF and Steak at "Le Relais de l'Entrecote" in Paris, is heaven, worth the guilt!, best fries ever! Thinking going Paris, don't miss this place!
Scarlet Scarlet 9 years
I love plantain fries too but I don't think I'll ever give up the original Mickey D ones.
cyrizzle cyrizzle 9 years
i love french fries. i'm in to opting for plantain fries now though because they're way better for you and they taste amazing.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
I LOVE french fries, but they're so fatty and I'm trying to watch what I eat =(
z0mbieFck z0mbieFck 9 years
i love french fries, not ones from mcdonalds though, those things are way too salty.
dcmurray1970 dcmurray1970 9 years
FF are best in this order: Braums, Wendy's, then McDonalds
janemast janemast 9 years
finally, a good excuse to eat them!
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 9 years
I love french fries! The best are the crinkle cut ones ;)
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
I would commit a crime for some good French fries...Deeeelishhh.
A-Journey-To-Wellth A-Journey-To-Wellth 9 years
skinny french fries, fat cut ones.. both are excellent! now im hungry again..
Food Food 9 years
blackjade - i totally agree, sweet potato fries are my fave! try them with a chili infused salt, they are delish!
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I was just thinking i should get some cheese fries for lunch an i guess now i better! :drool:
blackjade blackjade 9 years
if you haven't had sweet potato french fries, you haven't lived!
bfly1133 bfly1133 9 years
I :LOVE: anything potato, so I :LOVE: french fries. I have been craving them for about a week now. I have a reason to make some or grab some tonight. :WOOHOO:
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
ohhhhh good times!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
I, for some reason, like the skinny french fries - like the kind they have at McDonalds, etc. and not the fat oven chips like they have here on all the pub menus in England.
CamillaCat CamillaCat 9 years
I love FF too..try not to eat them because I know they are horrible for you, but oh they are soo good!
amyinthesky amyinthesky 9 years
mmmm!! I love french fries! Just another good reason to eat some today!
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