French fries are one of America’s all-time favorite foods and today I am going to make them for the first time with you. These are perfect for entertaining or heck let’s make an event out of it. They are in-expensive and I’m even going to share with you a special dipping sauce! So grab your friends and let’s do this. 🙂
Today we are going to use a method called flash frying which makes your french fries extra crispy. You basically fry the potatoes twice. The first time is to get the moisture out of the fry and create a skin. The second time is to make them crispy.
The trick to frying is keeping the oil hot (350 degrees). You will need to fill a pan with oil about half way because when you add the fries the oil will rise. Every time you add a batch and remove it, wait for the temperature to hit 350 again.
2 tools I highly recommend, a thermostat and one of these metal baskets to scoop out the fries. 🙂
- 2 White Potatoes
- canola or vegetable oil
- salt (seasoning)
First you want to wash and peel your potatoes…
Then slice them into the thickness you want and cut vertically into long strings.
Look how many fries you get out of 2 potatoes. 🙂
Fry until lightly brown and place on a papertowel. Then start on another raw batch. When you are done with all the raw batches begin to re-fry the potatoes once more.
Drain on a paper towel and season with salt.
French Fry Dipping Sauce
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 part ketchup
- 2 parts mayo
- few drops of tobasco
Mix all of the ingredients together and serve!
For a group of people you can place individual portions in a paper towel cone set in a small glass.
Enjoy your French fry event!!