These easy crispy homemade French fries are unbelievably simple to make with no thermometer or store-bought deep fryer needed. Yukon Gold potatoes adds that rich potato flavor and the firmness needed for this recipe with a high, prolonged fry temperature.
Thing Youll Need:
2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
6 cups peanut oil
3 tsp. salt
Large Dutch oven
Large slotted strainer
Cut the bottoms and sides flat on each potato. Leave the skin on the remaining ends. Slice length-wise a quarter inch apart and then again to create long square pieces.
Place potato slices in the Dutch oven.
Pour cold cooking oil over the sliced potatoes covering them completely.
Bring the temperature up over medium heat. Start timing when it reaches a rolling boil, let this fry, uncovered and unstirred for 15 minutes.
The potatoes should be a golden brown and firm enough to stir without breaking apart. Scrape any from the bottom, stir fries gently, then continue boiling for another 5 to 10 minutes.
Use a slotted strainer to place the finished crispy homemade French fries on paper towels to absorb the oil. Salt generously or use your favorite seasoning while fries are hot.
Serve the easy crispy homemade French fries warm with several types of dips: malt vinegar, tartar sauce, ketsup or soy-ginger sauce, with your favorite burgers, coleslaw and beer.
Do not stir during the first 15 minutes of frying, they may break apart.