3-4 russet potatoes (baking potatoes)
In a heavy bottomed sauce pan with tall sides, or a deep fryer heat
vegetable oil to 300-330 degrees. While oil is heating, peel and cut
potatoes into strips, using a french fry cutter, garnishing tool, or
sharp chef knife. Wipe with paper towel to get the slices dry.
Check the oil temperature with a deep
fry/candy thermometer. Carefully lower the potato slices about 1 cup at
a time into the oil and cook about 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon or
strainer, remove the partially cooked potatoes and drain on paper towel
lined baking sheet. Let cool at least 5 minutes, but this stage can be
done about 1 hour in advance if necessary.
Now heat the oil to 365 degrees. Place
potatoes in frying basket if available. If not, have a skimmer handy to
remove the potatoes from the hot oil. Fry about 3 minutes, or until
golden brown and crisp.
Drain on paper towels. Serve at once!
Television Show Recipes Vegetable Dishes