These are easy to make, but messy! You’ll be cleaning the stove afterwards.
I make these for my husband because he loves junk food. Not all the time, they are a rare treat.
I use only a couple medium size potatoes. They make a lot more than they look like.
Peel and slice, place in a bowl of water for a couple hours at least. The soaking removes starch and makes your fries nice and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. (Thank you for the tip Ree Drummond!)
When they are done soaking, drain and pat them dry. Now put on your goggles and start heating up your oil. You want a tall and sturdy pot. I put about 2 to 3 inches of vegetable oil in.
Heat to 300 degrees. I use a slotted spoon to lower small batches into the oil. Small batches, don’t crowd them. Let those babies cook for 5 minutes or so, you don’t want them to turn brown yet, if they’re turning brown, take them out. Drain and do the next batch.
Back in they go for a second time, this time, don’t take them out until they are golden brown. Enjoy!