Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Homemade Fries w/ Sea Salt
Peanut oil, for frying
Sea salt, to taste
Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
In a large bowl, soak cut fries in cold water for 30 minutes, changing it out once during that time frame (this removes excess starch). Remove potatoes from water and pat dry with paper towels; set aside.
In a separate large pot, heat oil to 350 degrees F. Use enough oil to cover the cut potatoes. I use a digital cooking thermometer to monitor the temperature. Place potatoes in heated oil, occasionally moving them around with a heat-proof spoon, to ensure all sides are getting fried evenly. Fry for 10-12 minutes, or until golden and crispy (cooking time will depend on how thick you actually cut them).
Once fried, using a slotted heat-proof spoon, transfer the fries to a bowl. Sprinkle immediately with salt and pepper and toss to evenly coat. Transfer seasoned fried to a baking sheet, lined with paper towels. Let them cool slightly before handling.