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

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For 6 people, you will need:
  • 1 potatoes 1 kg potatoes
  • Total weight: 1,000 grams

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35 min.44 min.1 hour 19 min.
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Stage 1 - 40 min.
Big knife-cut chips (French fries)
Wash potatoes, and steam or cook in water.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Big knife-cut chips (French fries)
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.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Big knife-cut chips (French fries)
Heat oil to 374°F (190°C). Put potato pieces in the deep fryer basket, keeping them apart.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
Big knife-cut chips (French fries)
Fry for 3 or 4 minutes maximum.

Stage 5 - 20 min.
Big knife-cut chips (French fries)
Drain, tip onto on absorbant paper and salt immediately.

Continue in the same way for all the potaoes, and serve as soon as possible.
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.
To eat right now.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
850 Kcal or 3,559 Kj20 gr190 gr1 gr
43 %8 %18 %<1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
85 Kcal or 356 Kj2 gr19 gr< 1 gr
4 %1 %2 %<1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
142 Kcal or 595 Kj3 gr32 gr< 1 gr
7 %1 %3 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules 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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PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crème de foie gras, Gratin Dauphinois, Pan-fried potatoes, Fillets of sole Dieppoise, Mushroom velouté, ... All
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