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!