The Best French Fries in the World

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Make these thrice-cooked fries for the ultimate French fry experience
Thrice-Cooked Fries
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Cooking these fries three times results in a perfectly cooked, fluffy interior and the crispiest, crunchiest exterior you could possibly imagine. Make these fries and you’ll never make them any other way!

 

4
Servings
980
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 5 large baking potatoes, like russets, scrubbed but not peeled
  • Kosher salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Directions

Cut the potatoes into 1/3-inch-thick steak fries and transfer to a bowl of cold water. Leave them to soak for half an hour — this will help remove the excess starch, resulting in a lighter and crispier French fry.

Add the fries to a saucepan of cold water and bring to a gentle simmer. Simmer until they are soft to the touch but not cooked all the way through.
 

Carefully drain the potatoes and transfer them to a paper towel-lined rack to cool.

Chill the fries in the fridge, uncovered, for about 30 minutes.

In a large, deep skillet, heat 2 inches of oil to 250 degrees F

Working in batches, fry the potatoes just until they begin to brown around the edges, about 8 minutes.

Transfer the potatoes to a rack, set over a baking tray to drain any excess oil and let cool.

When all of the potatoes have been fried for the first time, heat the oil to 350 degrees F.

Fry the potatoes again, in batches, until golden and crisp, about 7 minutes per batch.

Drain the fries on a paper towel-lined baking sheet, sprinkle with salt, and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
70g
100%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
23%
Protein
10g
20%
Carbs
83g
28%
Vitamin B6
2mg
80%
Vitamin C
26mg
44%
Vitamin E
15mg
76%
Vitamin K
8µg
10%
Calcium
61mg
6%
Fiber
6g
24%
Folate (food)
65µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
65µg
16%
Iron
4mg
22%
Magnesium
106mg
27%
Monounsaturated
50g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
24%
Phosphorus
254mg
36%
Polyunsaturated
12g
N/A
Potassium
1924mg
55%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9%
Sodium
1096mg
46%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
25.2%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
9%

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