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French Fries Recipe

You can't beat the taste of homemade french fries ... they're so much better than the frozen variety.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + soaking Cook: 5 min./batch YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound russet potatoes
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1. Cut potatoes into 1/4-in. julienned strips; soak in cold water for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Drain potatoes; pat dry with paper towels. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 340°. Fry potatoes in batches for 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  • 3. Increase heat of oil to 375°. Fry potatoes again in batches for 1-2 minutes or until crisp and golden brown, turning frequently. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

16 french fries equals 190 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 449 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.