Crispy French Fries with Mayonnaise Dip

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Servings: 4 to 6
Prep Time: 4 hours 20 min
Cook Time: 6 min
Difficulty: Moderate

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Mayonnaise Dip:
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Fries:
6 cups peanut oil or vegetable oil, for frying
2 pounds russet potatoes, skins scrubbed clean, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch sticks
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


 

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Directions

To make the dip, whisk the mayonnaise and mustard together in a small bowl.

Heat the oil in deep-fryer or heavy-bottomed pot to 350 degrees F.

Add the potato sticks into a bowl of water and allow it to sit for 4 hours. Remove them from the water to paper towels to drain. Fry in batches, letting them cook until a pale gold color develops, about 2 minutes. Drain the fries on a paper towel-lined plate. Cooks Note: Soaking the potatoes in water for 4 hours is just a suggestion. You can skip this pre-step and go straight to frying.

Raise the temperature of the oil to 375 degrees F and fry the potatoes in batches until they just start to become golden, about 2 minutes. Pull the potatoes out of the oil and let them stand for 1 minute. Drop the potatoes back into the oil and fry them until deep golden brown, about another 2 minutes. Drain the fries on a paper towel lined plate, and toss with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer them to a serving bowl and serve hot with the mayonnaise dip.

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54321

Paula, I have the Wolf built in deep fryer (Just added on a complete new kitchen -my dream of 20 yrs.) Not that I'm such a cook:-( My fries are NEVER crispy. I use peanut oil. Is it the soaking for four hours that makes them crispy? If you are ever in Houston/Spring/The Woodlands,TX area I would be thrilled if you could see my kitchen:-) Oh wow!!I just saw that you will be in Houston in September:-) Hope to get to the show.

By Donna Blackman on July 09, 2011

54321

Paula, I have the Wolf built in deep fryer (Just added on a complete new kitchen -my dream of 20 yrs.) Not that I'm such a cook:-( My fries are NEVER crispy. I use peanut oil. Is it the soaking for four hours that makes them crispy? If you are ever in Houston/Spring/The Woodlands,TX area I would be thrilled if you could see my kitchen:-)

By Donna Blackman on July 09, 2011

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