Who doesn't like fries? Once a week I have a craving for some type of potato, i've done potato wedges, baked potatoes, potato salad, etc. but I wanted to do something a little different. I've always had trouble getting fries as crispy as I want & getting that perfect seasoned taste. All it took was one boring Friday night & I finally got it right. I sat and ate the entire batch myself, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
- 2lbs russet potatoes
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Peanut oil, for frying (Vegetable oil if you have allergies)
- Slice potatoes into french fries (You can peel them if you prefer)
- Place cut potatoes into a bowl of cold water to keep them from browning.
- Heat oil to 400 degrees in deep fryer or large skillet.
- While the oil is heating, sift the flour, salt, paprika, garlic salt, onion powder, & cayenne pepper in a seperate bowl & mix together.
- Take your potatoes from the water & drop them into the seasoning, a few at a time depending on how large your bowl is and place onto a plate. (It is not necessary to dry the potatoes, the water will help the seasoning stick)
- If you prefer fries with more seasoning take the remaining flour mixture, add water & stir until it is a pancake batter texture. Dip your seasoned fries into the batter for a thicker & flavorful coating, I did not do that this time.
- Drop your fries into the heated oil, about a handful at a time, being sure not to overcrowd the fryer. (You may also bake them for a healthier version, if so you will need to add 1 tablespoon of corn starch to make them crispier in the oven)
- Fry until golden brown & the fries are floating.
- Remove from fryer & drain on paper towels, sprinkle more salt on top when you pull them out for extra flavor.