Homemade French Fries

Ever wonder why your french fries aren't golden and crispy like the ones in restaurants? Let me let you in on a secret...double frying.

Begin by cutting your potatoes, I just used russets. Try to make uniform fries so they will cook in the same amount of time.

Rinse the cut potatoes under water until the water runs clear, then place in a bowl with ice cubes and water. Place the bowl in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (can do this a day ahead)

Now drain the potatoes and place in a towel. Pat dry.

Fry potatoes for about 6-8 minutes

Remove to drain with slotted spoon onto a paper bag or newspaper and let sit at least 10 minutes.

Now, when you are ready to eat RE-FRY the partially cooked fries, stirring often, for about 2-5 minutes. You will see them get golden and puffed.

Remove with slotted spoon to fresh paper to drain and season to taste. Mmmmmm...homemade french fries...

This is the key step: Keep slotted spoon handy to beat off children and husbands who will attempt to eat all the fries before you have served dinner.

And finally, to encourage you to not overindulge in these yummy fries, I give you the second best moment of the American Idol Finale (second to my boy Kris winning!)...Cara vs. Bikini Girls!


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your photos and now I want fries.....HMMMM lunch time maybe!

  2. Yum! Is it bad that I'm craving these fries so early in the am!?!?

    And the Kara/Bikini Girl showdown was amazing!!! Thanks for linking it here so I could start my morning off right!

  3. Stopping by from SITs.

    Mmmmm, those fries look delicious.

  4. Double frying? I had no idea!

  5. I loved that part in American Idol Finale! You could barely hear Bikini girls voice!HAHA Karas voice was Amazing!

  6. Those fries look good I must admit.

    I honestly thought that last night's American Idol was the best finale I've ever seen. It was just a great show, from top to bottom.

    I laughed out loud when Simon and Randy reacted to Bikini Girl coming out. And Seacrest's comment about "what was new" was priceless.

    And yes, I wasn't sure if Bikini Girl honestly new is Kara was coming out or not, but Kara's voice was awesome!

    My wife's comment, "Bikini Girl will be in Playboy within a month." LOL.

  7. I'll be sure to give the spouse the excellent heads-up. :)

  8. I can't tell you how many times we replayed the bikini show! Next to Kris winning, it was the best.

  9. They look really good! But what do you do with the oil when you're done? That always keeps me from deep frying...


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