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.