Big knife-cut chips (French fries)

Step by step recipe:

  1. 40 min.Big knife-cut chips (French fries)  : Photo of step #1
    Wash potatoes, and steam or cook in water.
  2. 5 min.Big knife-cut chips (French fries)  : Photo of step #2
    Allow 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.
  3. 10 min.Big knife-cut chips (French fries)  : Photo of step #3
    Heat oil to 374°F (190°C). Put potato pieces in the deep fryer basket, keeping them apart.
  4. 4 min.Big knife-cut chips (French fries)  : Photo of step #4
    Fry for 3 or 4 minutes maximum.
  5. 20 min.Big knife-cut chips (French fries)  : Photo of step #5
    Drain, tip onto on absorbant paper and salt immediately.

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

Remarks:

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.

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