"Little fry, who made thee?"
French fries/chips are thin strips of potato that have been deep-fried. A distinction is sometimes made between fries and chips, whereby North Americans refer to any pieces of fried potatoes as fries, while in the UK, long thin strips of potatoes are sometimes called fries to contrast them with the thickly cut strips, which are always referred to as chips.French fries are known as frites or pommes frites in many parts of Europe.
Potatoes are my favourite as you would know from this, and you will always find them in my kitchen,they are very versatile and more so because I can cook up something quickly for unexpected guests. Be it a snack or a meal...potatoes are very very handy.
The potato seems to us today to be such a staple food that it is hard to believe that it has only been accepted as edible by most of the Western world for the past 200 years. Potatoes were first found to be used by the Incas (living in the Andes), as early as 750 B.C.
I made these last evening to go with some hot cocoa and my healthy chicken burger. Thin and crispy , just the way we like it.
2 large potatoes
oil for deep frying
Cut the potatoes into strips. No fixed sizes..as thick or as thin as you like.
Place in a large bowl of cold water as you're slicing.
Soak potatoes in ice cold water for 1 hour at room temperature. Drain well; pat dry with paper towels.
Heat oil in deep fryer to about 375°. Deep fry the potatoes in small batches, till they are floppy and turn golden yellow and crsip.
Tip: Just heat oil for 4 minutes in a deep frying pan, once the oil starts smoking, reduce the flame to medium. Wait for about 30 seconds before you start frying the potato strips.
Drain the homemade french fries on paper towels then keep warm in the oven while frying remaining batche. Sprinkle with Kosher salt and toss.
Serve with ketchup/mayo or just plain.
I share this dish with the Weekend Cookbook #36 challenge hosted by Sara.
And to FIC-Yellow hosted by Harini a.k.a. Sunshinemom.