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hand cut french fries
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Prep Time: 90 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 2


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Step 1

Cut your potatoes into 1/4 inch thick match sticks. Place the cut potatoes into a bowl and cover with cold water. Let sit for 1 hour. This removes the starch and results in crispier fries.

Step 2

After the hour soak, remove potatoes from water and pat dry with paper towel.

Step 3

In a large pot or dutch oven, heat 3 inches of oil to 325F. Once temperature has been reached drop in the fries and cook for 5 minutes. This is the first cook which is softening the potatoes. Remove from oil and place on paper towel of wire rack. Immediately increase the temperature of the oil to 375F.

Step 4

Once the oil has reached 375F, drop the fries back in for their final cook. Fry for 5 minutes or until deep golden brown. Once done, remove from oil with a slotted spoon and place on paper towel or cooking rack. Season immediately with salt. Serve with ketchup!