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Best French Fries Ever!

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Soak 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • Idaho potatoes
  • sea salt
  • peanut oil


  • Wash potatoes, and cut into even sticks, skin on. Keeping the size of the fries as uniform as possible will aid in even cooking.
  • Soak potatoes in a bowl of cold water to cover, for a minimum of 1 hour.
  • Pat potatoes completely dry with paper towels.
  • Heat oil to 275-300 and fry potatoes in batches until they have softened but not started to brown or crisp.
  • Drain potatoes.
  • Increase heat to 400.
  • Return partially cooked fries to oil and fry until brown and crisp.
  • Drain again on paper towels and sprinkle immediately with sea salt.
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