How to make it

  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1/3 (about) inch slices and then slice into 1/3 inch sticks (or use the large julienne on your mandoline).
  • Heat the oil in a skillet (using a thermometer) or electric frying pan (this is what I used) to 325 degrees F.
  • Pat the potatoes with a paper towel and place them, in batches if necessary, gently into the hot oil. (You want the potatoes to be covered in oil, and have enough room around them to move them about with a spoon or a pair of tongs); allow them to cook, but not brown, They should just become soft, about 5 minutes. Remove the potatoes to some paper towels and allow them to rest and cool slightly, Repeat as necessary until all the potatoes have been blanched.
  • Increase oil temperature to 350 degrees F. Now you do the second cook. Place the potatoes, again in batches if necessary, into the hot oil and fry until browned and crispy; about another 5 minutes. Remove from the oil and drain briefly. Season with salt and enjoy!

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    " It was excellent "
    pleclare ate it and said...
    That's the way I have always done them Yum!
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