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Big knife-cut chips (French fries)

Big knife-cut chips (French fries)

These chips (French fries) are made from potatoes steamed then fried in their skins. Usually we make big ones (3 times the usual French fry) and serve 2 or 3 per guest.


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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
35 min.44 min.1 hour 19 min.
Preservation: To eat right now.
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Step by step recipe

1 Big knife-cut chips (French fries)  : Photo of step #1Wash potatoes, and steam or cook in water. 40 min.
2 Big knife-cut chips (French fries)  : Photo of step #2Allow to cool, then cut with a knife lengthways keeping the skin.

Make the pieces big: in quarters, or if possible in long square shapes.

Try to keep a skin side to each one.
5 min.
3 Big knife-cut chips (French fries)  : Photo of step #3Heat oil to 374°F (190°C). Put potato pieces in the deep fryer basket, keeping them apart. 10 min.
4 Big knife-cut chips (French fries)  : Photo of step #4Fry for 3 or 4 minutes maximum. 4 min.
5 Big knife-cut chips (French fries)  : Photo of step #5Drain, tip onto on absorbant paper and salt immediately.

Continue in the same way for all the potaoes, and serve as soon as possible.
20 min.


Don't use new potatoes for this recipe, your chips (French fries) will not taste very good. Instead, choose floury varieties kinds like bintje, samba or mona-lisa.

These big fries go vey well with béarnaise sauce. Of course there loads of calories in that, so it's not for every day, but as an exceptional treat with a green leaf salad, a great taste!

If you need to make a lot at once for a gathering of friends or family, I suggest you cook them in two stages: first as indicated for 3 minutes only, and a second time just one minute before serving but a full basket at a time, as they can touch now.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
85020 gr190 gr1 gr
43 %8 %18 %<1 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
852 gr19 gr0 gr
4 %1 %2 %<1 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1413 gr31 gr0 gr
7 %1 %3 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 1.00 €
Per person : 0.17 €

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Source: Home made
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