French fries

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French fries
French fries
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:243
Ready in:1 hour
Prep. time:30 minutes
Cook time:30 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:23rd October 2012
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The trick to these wonderful home fries is frying them twice.


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  1. Preheat the oven to 200° C (400° F - Gas 6 - Moderate)
  2. Half fill, (no more), a large pan with peanut oil
  3. Peel and slice the potatoes into 5 mm x 5 mm (¼" x ¼") strips of equal length
  4. Place the raw chipped potatoes into a large bowl of cold water as you prepare them
  5. When the oil reaches 165° C (325° F), drain the potatoes and pat dry with a towel
  6. Fry the chips for just 3 minutes, in small batches so the oil stays hot
  7. Drain and allow to return to room temperature
  8. Increase the heat of the oil to 190° C (375° F)
  9. Again, in small batches, fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes
  10. Drain cooked chips and place on a rack in the preheated oven until all of the chips are cooked

Serving suggestions

Serve with sea salt and malt vinegar

What are the best potatoes for chips

  • King Edward
  • Maris Piper
  • Sante

See also

We have a number of chip (french fries) recipes:

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