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French fries

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • plus at least 2 hrs soaking
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 as a side

Perfect French fries with our easy recipe – you'll end up with lightly golden, crisp fries. They're great as a snack or side dish to a Friday night feast

  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal317
fat10g
saturates1g
carbs49g
sugars1g
fibre5g
protein5g
salt1.24g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg Maris Piper or King Edward potatoes
  • vegetable oil, for deep frying

Method

  • STEP 1

    Peel the potatoes and cut into 1cm-thick batons. Put into a bowl of cold water and leave to soak for at least 2 hrs to remove the starch from the potatoes – this will help them crisp while frying.

  • STEP 2

    Drain the potatoes well and pat dry with kitchen paper. Fill a deep pan no more than a third full with oil and heat to 140C, or until a cube of bread dropped in browns in 60 seconds. Fry the French fries in batches for 6 mins per batch until golden straw-coloured, cooked through and lightly crisp. Drain well on kitchen paper.

  • STEP 3

    Turn the heat up until the oil reaches 180C, or a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds. Fry the French fries again for 2-3 mins per batch until lightly golden and really crisp. Drain on kitchen paper and immediately season with sea salt.

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